The Facebook #MallCopAlgorithm at work Sat 13 Jun 2020

Facebook incorrectly removes picture of Aboriginal men in chains because of ‘nudity’

“… Facebook also blocks users from sharing Guardian Australia’s story based on its use of the image. […] Facebook incorrectly removed a post critical of the prime minister’s comments regarding slavery in Australia that featured a photograph of Aboriginal men in neck chains from the late 1800s, claiming the photo featured nudity.
On Thursday, Scott Morrison said that there was no slavery in this country.
On Friday he backed down from those comments and acknowledged the history of #blackbirding in Australia – where people were coerced into working as indentured labourers, often through deception or force. He said his Thursday comments related to the principles that existed when the colony of New South Wales was founded – that there was to be no lawful slavery in Australia. …”

Full story :

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/13/facebook-incorrectly-removes-picture-of-aboriginal-men-in-chains-because-of-nudity

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