#研究分享#【内容审查与社交媒体活跃性】

#研究分享#【内容审查与社交媒体活跃性】

互联网对于社会问题是一个真正的雷区。许多用户都愿意为他们关心的问题和从事在线活动的问题提供很好的工作。然而,关于敏感的社会问题的讨论,社交网站要设置潜在的审查政策,这是很困难的。自由言论和社交网络不总能同现。用户协议中往往给社交网站权限,任何他们认为不合适的内容,社交网络都可以处理掉。用户协议不做有价值的演讲,或有法律保护的演讲。
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/censorship-vs-activism-on-social-media/627682

Censorship vs. Activism on Social Media

By Kimberlee Morrison

The internet can be a real minefield when it comes to social issues. Many users are willing to get very worked up in defense of the issues they care about and engage in online activism. However, discussion about touchy social issues can be difficult on social sites for other reasons including the policies laid out in terms of service and potential censorship.

Vice’s Motherboard blog recently reported about a campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence on Tinder was removed for “inappropriate images,” and “bad behavior.” The images featured women who appeared to have facial injuries. When the profiles received messages from other users, those users were directed to an advocacy website. An hour into the campaign on Tinder, the profiles behind the campaign were suspended.

Nina Bull Jørgensen, communications advisor for Plan International, told Motherboard in an interview:

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We didn’t do it just to shock—no. We did it, in a way, to wake up people. In what way can we wake up people to see a reality that exists, and that is brutal? In world with freedom of expression we should be allowed to do that.

And that is where the problems seems to lie for many of these conversations: does freedom of speech apply on networks that are not considered a public forum? In many ways, the campaign could be viewed as deceptive advertising, and few would argue that Tinder isn’t allowed to remove non-sanctioned advertising on its network.

However, inflammatory topics can cause problems with abuse filters and algorithms as heated discussion takes place. Instagram restricted hashtags relating to Sandra Bland, the woman who was found dead in a police cell days after being arrested during a routine traffic stop, in an attempt to quell hate speech. The restriction was eventually lifted, but the ban likely stifled the discussion during its peak. Similarly there are concerns that attempts to stop the spread of ISIS propaganda may push legitimate newsworthy content off social networks entirely.

Free speech and social networks don’t always work together. User agreements often give social networks the right to pull any content they deem objectionable, and this seems to be the case with the campaign on Tinder. User agreements don’t make the distinction of worthy speech, or legally protected speech; they only serve as a roadmap for acceptable speech on the network.

And sometimes speech isn’t seen as acceptable on social, regardless of the intent of that content.

 
标题:Censorship vs. Activism on Social Media

作者:By Kimberlee Morrison
链接:http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/censorship-vs-activism-on-social-media/627682
来源:socialtimes


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