This Won’t End Well – Facebook Adds New Option to Report Posts as Hate Speech
This morning, Facebook users noticed something unusual when scrolling through posts in their feed. A message would pop up and ask them if the post they were viewing was hate speech. It applied to all posts, even if there was nothing remotely close to hate speech in them.
Facebook says it was just a test, but an announcement is coming tomorrow about new security features for the site. Any bets that this will be one of them?
This doesn’t seem like a very good idea because we all know that people will report things that are most definitely not hate speech simply because they don’t agree with with what the person is posting.
Mark Zuckerberg is pledging to put people first but I don’t know if this is the way to do it.