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Cher Facebook, merci pour le "safety check", mais contre Daesh vous pouvez faire mieux !

C'est d'une chasse (utile et inutile) aux comptes malsains de propagande de l'EI sur les réseaux sociaux dans la semaine qui a suivi les attentats qu'est née cette pétition. C'est à Facebook qu'elle s'adresse plus particulièrement... J'ai passé une partie de cette semaine - aux côtés de beaucoup d'autres - à m'attaquer aux comptes qui inondaient (violemment) le hashtag "rechercheParis" et tous les autres hashtags de paix. Des comptes robots de Daesh envoyaient toutes les 5 minutes le communiqué de revendication des attentats, avec des liens renvoyant vers de vrais comptes où la photo sanglante du Bataclan trônait en bannière, de vrais comptes pro EI qui ricanaient, faisaient gloire aux courageux "lions" (kamikazes), avec des messages de menace, avec des vidéos djihadistes dans un fil consulté par mes jeunes nièces et donc au delà par toute la jeunesse française… Twitter, Facebook et le gouvernement ne pouvaient pas réagir dans l'instant, les signalements affluaient, il fallait faire le tri, répondre à l'urgence... Mais il aura fallu moins de 2 heures à Facebook pour proposer le "safety check", afin que chacun puisse signaler qu'il allait bien sur le réseau, et moins de 12 heures pour le drapeau tricolore en guise de photo de profil. Par contre, aucun moyen dédié, aucun outil d'envergure, aucun plan sérieux de lutte contre ces comptes de Daesh et leurs contenus n'a été mis en place par Facebook… Un militant de Daesh m'a interpellée pour me dire "2 minutes pour créer un compte"... Deux minutes pour créer un compte véreux, trois jours pour le faire supprimer ! La propagande de Daesh a un horizon tout ouvert et des outils de communication puissants qui s'offrent à elle. Publiez "l'Origine du monde" de Courbet sur Facebook, et l'ingénieux algorithme de détection de contenus pornographiques va s'affoler immédiatement ! Mais faites l'apologie du terrorisme, relayez des images de décapitation, vous aurez de beaux jours devant vous avant que votre compte ne soit supprimé. Cette politique de modération est tout simplement absurde. Facebook, vous ne pouvez pas être seulement garant de la technologie que vous mettez à disposition des internautes : assumez les usages qui en sont fait et déployez les moyens qui permettront de ne pas salir de sang les beaux outils que vous offrez au monde ! Vous, qui êtes aujourd'hui plus influents sur la vie des gens que les gouvernements avec vos milliards d'utilisateurs, pouvez agir. Vous en avez les moyens, ceux de réagir vite, de dimensionner vos algorithmes et vos équipes de modération à la hauteur des enjeux… Cette demande est délicate, elle touche à la neutralité du Web et de ses opérateurs. Je me garderais bien de me prononcer sur les aspects techniques, juridiques, éthiques ou sur les moyens précis à mettre en œuvre. Je suis une citoyenne numérique et je m'en remets aux spécialistes. Le débat est en train de s'engager dans la sphère politique et la société civile s'en est également emparé si j'en crois les discussions qui abondent dans ce sens dans les milieux universitaires, journalistiques etc. Je m'en remets aussi à vous internautes du monde entier, utilisateurs des réseaux sociaux, citoyens français, intellectuels, dessinateurs, juristes, artistes, parents, hommes politiques, chercheurs, acteurs du numérique, enseignants, journalistes, éducateurs... pour signer et relayer cette pétition et mener une réflexion collective autour de cette question. Pour que Facebook ne s'arrête pas à un opportun "safety check" et à un drapeau tricolore imposé et se positionne clairement : s'ils s’impliquent, alors qu'ils le fassent vraiment, pour que ça change, pour qu'ils (nous) aident à lutter contre Daesh car ils en ont les moyens !   L'illustration est de Matthieu Meron et provient du superbe récit-enquête de Rue89 : "Comment Facebook m'a mis sur la voie du djihad" Lire aussi sur Pixels / lemonde.fr : "Face aux contenus djihadistes, les voies de Facebook sont impénétrables"   English version > change.org/thankyoufacebook

Julie GUILBAULT
152,788 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Mark Zuckerberg

Prohibit gun sales on Facebook & Instagram immediately

Facebook and Instagram are currently being used to facilitate sales and trades of firearms between private sellers. Most of these sales and trades can take place without background checks, meaning that there’s no way to stop a Facebook or Instagram user from potentially selling a gun to a felon, a domestic abuser or another dangerous person who would otherwise be prohibited from obtaining a gun. I think of Facebook and Instagram as places to share photos of my kids & family -- not as an online market for guns. Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, I started Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America the day after the Sandy Hook shooting to build support for common-sense gun reforms. I want my children -- and all children -- to feel safe and secure. As moms, we're among Facebook's largest and most loyal audiences. We need to tell Facebook loud and clear that allowing gun sales and trades -- which could easily put firearms in the hands of criminals and dangerous people -- is a threat to public safety and the security of our families. Other online platforms including Craigslist, eBay, and Google+ have already prohibited these sales and it's time for Facbook and Instagram to join them. It's a social media gun show that we can't allow to go on any longer.

Shannon Watts
95,160 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Facebook

Bannissez la violence envers les animaux !

Nous exigeons que Facebook change ses règles de la communauté pour mettre fin à la glorification et l'incitation à la violence envers les animaux.  Seul l'ajout de cette notion de violence envers les animaux dans ses conditions d'utilisation permettra aux utilisateurs de signaler à Facebook spécifiquement un contenu inapproprié lié à cette question. C'est de cette manière que la violence contre les animaux peut être bannie de Facebook.  Sur Facebook il y a beaucoup de pages, de groupes et d'événements où des individus postent des images sadiques et cruelles d'animaux violentés. Ces images montrent des animaux vivants piétinés, enfoncés dans des bocaux, brûlés vifs ou abusés sexuellement. Peu importe combien de fois vous signalez ces pages, groupes, événements et images à Facebook, vous obtenez toujours la même réponse: "Merci d’avoir pris le temps de signaler quelque chose qui vous semble contraire à nos standards de la communauté. Nous avons examiné le commentaire que vous avez signalé comme contenant de la violence explicite et avons déterminé qu’elle n’allait pas à l’encontre de nos standards de la communauté." (Source : Facebook).  Apparemment, Facebook considère que la violence ne peut être perpétrée qu'à l'encontre des êtres humains.  Mais l'agressivité contre les animaux est tout aussi inacceptable et immorale. Facebook et certains utilisateurs ne semblent pas voir la chose sous cet angle.    Nous appelons Facebook à changer cela et plaider en faveur du bien être des animaux. Facebook ne devrait pas encourager d'autres personnes à faire de même en autorisant les publications sadiques sur sa plateforme. En changeant leurs standards de la communauté, ils peuvent montrer que la société ne tolère pas ce genre de comportement. 

bettina bergener
629,964 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Facebook

Acabe com a violência contra animais!

Pedimos que o Facebook altere seus Padrões da Comunidade (o conjunto de regras da rede social) para colocar um fim na glorificação e incitação da violência contra animais. Apenas a inclusão destes termos e regras permitirá que os usuários denunciem certas páginas no Facebook. Com isto, a violência contra animais poderá ser banida do Facebook. Há muitas páginas, grupos e eventos onde agressores de animais publicam fotos de violência sádica e cruel contra animais. Estas imagens mostram bichos sendo pisoteados vivos, presos em jarras, queimados vivos ou sendo abusados sexualmente. Não importa quantas vezes você denuncie estas páginas, grupos, eventos e imagens, você sempre recebe a mesma resposta: “Obrigado por tomar seu tempo em denunciar algo que você sente que pode violar nossos Padrões da Comunidade. Revisamos o comentário que você denunciou por conter ameaças verossímeis de violência e avaliamos que esta publicação não viola nossos Padrões da Comunidade”. Obviamente, o Facebook pensa que a violência só pode existir contra seres humanos e não contra animais. Mas a violência contra animais é também inaceitável e moralmente errada. Esta não parece ser a visão do Facebook e de alguns de seus usuários. Pedimos ao Facebook para mudar isso e levar em consideração o bem-estar dos animais. O Facebook deveria impedir que este tipo de conteúdo sádico fosse publicado em sua rede social. Ao mudar os seus Padrões da Comunidade, o Facebook pode mostrar que a sociedade não tolera este tipo de comportamento. Peço que apóie meu abaixo-assinado e divulgue para seus amigos. Juntos podemos deter a violência contra os animais na internet.

bettina bergener
629,964 supporters
Petitioning Facebook

Dear Facebook, thanks for the "Safety-Check", but on fighting ISIS, you can do much better!

This petition has arisen from the attacks in Paris, and more specifically from a cyber-hunt (both useful and useless) for the sick jihadi accounts, which can be found in social networks. This petition is addressed more specifically to Facebook.I spent part of the week following the Paris attacks, as did many others, flagging the accounts that violently flooded #rechercheParis (the hashtag French families used to search for their loved ones) and all of the other peace hashtags.Every 5 minutes, ISIS bot accounts sent the statement claiming responsibility for the attacks, along with links to pro ISIS accounts with a bloody picture of the Bataclan massacre, as their header image. As for the messages’ content, they sneered at us, gave praise to their « brave lions » (the suicide bombers), kept threatening us and posting jihadi propaganda videos.This content was just one click away from me and anybody: so, easily accessible by my young nieces as well. It can be seen by all of the youth throughout the world.Twitter, Facebook and the Government could not react quickly. Reports were pouring in and it seemed like it would take too long to sort them out and delete the suspicious accounts. They were confronted to the urgency of the moment.But it took less than two hours to Facebook to set up the « Safety Check », a feature that allowed Parisians to notify their friends and family, that they were safe and alive.Less than twelve hours later, Facebook asked its users if they wanted to color their profile picture in blue, white and red, like the French flag, but could come up with no ambitious tool or a serious plan to fight propaganda whatsoever.An ISIS account sent me this message on Twitter: “it takes two minutes to create an account”.That’s right: it takes two minutes to create a toxic jihadi account, and more than three days to get it deleted. The Islamic State’s propaganda can widely spread on these networks, because of their strong and efficient communication skills.When an Art lover posted « The Origin of the World » by Gustave Courbet on Facebook, unsurprisingly, the ingenious porn-detection algorithm found it immediately. But, when it comes to advocating terrorism and publishing decapitation videos: no worries, they enjoy a comfortable delay before the content or their account will be deleted. This “moderation” policy is patently absurd!Facebook, you cannot just assume that you are responsible for technology alone. You need to recognize that you are also responsible for those who are using your technology to incite hatred. Don’t let ISIS use the beautiful tools you give the world, to spill blood.Today, you have more influence on your billions of users’ lives than governments. You have the technological power to act fast, change algorithms and train your moderation teams, so that they are up to the challenge we are facing.This is a delicate matter since it has to do with Web neutrality and its operatives. And I certainly don’t pretend I have the technical, legal or ethical implications figured out. I am just a digital citizen who trusts those who are specialized in these aspects.The debate about jihadi propaganda on the Internet is growing among politicians, journalists, professors...I also rely on you, citizens of the digital world. Whether you are an intellectual, an artist, a lawyer, a parent, a politician, a professor, a digital entrepreneur, a teacher, a journalist or just a Facebook user: take a stand today and sign this petition in order to start a worldwide debate around this question.You can demand that Facebook and the social networks do more than just a « safety check » and a French flag. If they truly are against terrorism, they must take a stand so that things can change. Let Facebook’s people know: they must produce the tools to help fight ISIS online, andYes, Facebook, you can! Illustration : Matthieu Meron for rue89 Version française > change.org/MerciFacebook

Julie GUILBAULT
152,788 supporters
Petitioning Facebook

Dear Facebook, thanks for the "Safety-Check", but on fighting ISIS, you can do much better!

This petition has arisen from the attacks in Paris, and more specifically from a cyber-hunt (both useful and useless) for the sick jihadi accounts, which can be found in social networks. This petition is addressed more specifically to Facebook.I spent part of the week following the Paris attacks, as did many others, flagging the accounts that violently flooded #rechercheParis (the hashtag French families used to search for their loved ones) and all of the other peace hashtags.Every 5 minutes, ISIS bot accounts sent the statement claiming responsibility for the attacks, along with links to pro ISIS accounts with a bloody picture of the Bataclan massacre, as their header image. As for the messages’ content, they sneered at us, gave praise to their « brave lions » (the suicide bombers), kept threatening us and posting jihadi propaganda videos.This content was just one click away from me and anybody: so, easily accessible by my young nieces as well. It can be seen by all of the youth throughout the world.Twitter, Facebook and the Government could not react quickly. Reports were pouring in and it seemed like it would take too long to sort them out and delete the suspicious accounts. They were confronted to the urgency of the moment.But it took less than two hours to Facebook to set up the « Safety Check », a feature that allowed Parisians to notify their friends and family, that they were safe and alive.Less than twelve hours later, Facebook asked its users if they wanted to color their profile picture in blue, white and red, like the French flag, but could come up with no ambitious tool or a serious plan to fight propaganda whatsoever.An ISIS account sent me this message on Twitter: “it takes two minutes to create an account”.That’s right: it takes two minutes to create a toxic jihadi account, and more than three days to get it deleted. The Islamic State’s propaganda can widely spread on these networks, because of their strong and efficient communication skills.When an Art lover posted « The Origin of the World » by Gustave Courbet on Facebook, unsurprisingly, the ingenious porn-detection algorithm found it immediately. But, when it comes to advocating terrorism and publishing decapitation videos: no worries, they enjoy a comfortable delay before the content or their account will be deleted. This “moderation” policy is patently absurd!Facebook, you cannot just assume that you are responsible for technology alone. You need to recognize that you are also responsible for those who are using your technology to incite hatred. Don’t let ISIS use the beautiful tools you give the world, to spill blood.Today, you have more influence on your billions of users’ lives than governments. You have the technological power to act fast, change algorithms and train your moderation teams, so that they are up to the challenge we are facing.This is a delicate matter since it has to do with Web neutrality and its operatives. And I certainly don’t pretend I have the technical, legal or ethical implications figured out. I am just a digital citizen who trusts those who are specialized in these aspects.The debate about jihadi propaganda on the Internet is growing among politicians, journalists, professors...I also rely on you, citizens of the digital world. Whether you are an intellectual, an artist, a lawyer, a parent, a politician, a professor, a digital entrepreneur, a teacher, a journalist or just a Facebook user: take a stand today and sign this petition in order to start a worldwide debate around this question.You can demand that Facebook and the social networks do more than just a « safety check » and a French flag. If they truly are against terrorism, they must take a stand so that things can change. Let Facebook’s people know: they must produce the tools to help fight ISIS online, andYes, Facebook, you can! Illustration : Matthieu Meron for rue89 Version française > change.org/MerciFacebook

Julie GUILBAULT
152,788 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Facebook

Facebook: Prohiban la violencia contra los animales en su red social

Hoy quiero hacer un llamado a Facebook a que cambie sus Normas Comunitarias para detener la glorificación y la incitación a la violencia contra los animales. Sólo la inclusión de esos términos le permitirá a los usuarios denunciar específicamente ciertas páginas de Facebook. De esta manera, la violencia contra los animales puede ser prohibida en Facebook. Hay un montón de páginas, grupos y eventos en donde los abusadores de los animales publican sádicas imágenes de crueldad y violencia contra ellos. Estas imágenes muestran a los animales siendo pisoteados vivos, metidos en frascos, quemados vivos o siendo víctimas de abuso sexual. No importa cuántas veces reportes estas páginas, grupos, eventos e imágenes, siempre obtienes la misma respuesta:  "Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para informar de algo que sientes que  pueda violar nuestras Normas Comunitarias. Revisamos el comentario que reportaste por contener amenazas creíbles de violencia y encontramos que esta publicación no viola nuestra Normas Comunitarias." (Fuente: Facebook). Claramente Facebook considera que la violencia sólo se puede ejecutar contra los humanos, y no en contra de los animales. Pero la violencia contra los animales también es inaceptable y es moralmente incorrecta. Sin embargo ésta no parece ser la opinión de Facebook ni de algunos de sus usuarios. Hago un llamado a Facebook para cambiar esta situación y defender el bienestar animal. Facebook debe impedir que este tipo de contenido sádico sea publicado en su red social. Al cambiar sus Normas Comunitarias pueden mostrar que la sociedad no tolera este tipo de comportamiento. Te pido que apoyes mi petición y la compartas con tus amigos. Juntos podemos detener la violencia contra los animales en la red. Gracias, Bettina

bettina bergener
629,964 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Facebook

Vietiamo la violenza contro gli animali!

Chiediamo a Facebook di cambiare le proprie norme comunitarie per mettere fine alla glorificazione e all’istigazione alla violenza contro gli animali. Soltanto l’inclusione di questi termini permetterà agli utenti di segnalare precisamente determinate pagine Facebook. In questo modo, la violenza contro gli animali potrebbe essere bandita da Facebook. Ci sono una molteplicità di pagine, gruppi ed eventi in cui persone che maltrattano gli animali postano immagini di abusi sadici e crudeli contro gli stessi. Queste immagini mostrano animali calpestati, stipati in contenitori, bruciati vivi o abusati sessualmente. Non importa quanto spesso tu denunci queste pagine, gruppi, eventi o immagini, ricevi sempre la stessa risposta: “Grazie per aver speso del tempo a denunciare qualcosa che senti possa violare le nostre norme comunitarie. Abbiamo visionato il commento che ci hai segnalato perché contenente verosimili minacce di violenza e abbiamo valutato che non viola le nostre norme comunitarie”.  Evidentemente Facebook pensa che la violenza possa essere commessa soltanto verso gli umani e non verso gli animali. Ma la violenza contro gli animali è ugualmente inaccettabile e moralmente sbagliata. Non sembra essere così per Facebook e per alcuni dei suoi utenti. Chiediamo a Facebook di cambiare e di adoperarsi per il benessere degli animali. Facebook dovrebbe prevenire che potenziali emulatori postino contenuti sadici. Cambiando le proprie norme comunitarie il prima possibile, può mostrare che non tollera un comportamento del genere. Auf Deutsch En francais In english

bettina bergener
629,964 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Facebook

Stop Autoplaying Videos That Eat Up Mobile Phone Data Allowance

As a mobile customer I know my contract with AT&T allows 2GB of data use per month and I use it responsibly so I don’t have to pay overage fees. However, this month, I received a message from my phone carrier that I had used my monthly allowance in just 15 days, something that had never happened before. I had no idea how this came about until I found out Facebook has changed their app’s automatic settings on mobile phones to allow videos in users’ feeds to play automatically -- thereby using up huge amounts of data allowance -- without my knowledge or consent everytime I opened the Facebook app. I’ve been a Facebook user since 2007 and I’ve adapted to all of their changes meant to improve the profitability of the  company and, as they claim, improve user experience. However, data charges for videos I did not ask for and do not necessarily want to see is a step too far. As a student and worker who is simply trying to budget for my mobile needs I simply can’t continue to use a service that is cheating me out of the data I pay and budget for every month. I've read the stories of other Facebook users around the world who are also finding themselves stuck with overage fees because Facebook decided to trade on our loyalty for profit. This is unacceptable and unfair.  Please join me in signing my petition asking Facebook to stop automatically playing videos in users’ feeds without their knowledge or consent.

Sue Williams
25,802 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Facebook

Prohíban la violencia contra los animales en su red social

Hoy quiero hacer un llamado a Facebook para que cambie sus Normas Comunitarias y detenga la glorificación y la incitación a la violencia contra los animales. Sólo la inclusión de esos términos le permitirá a los usuarios denunciar específicamente en ciertas páginas de facebook. De esta manera, la violencia contra los animales puede ser prohibida en Facebook. Hay un montón de páginas, grupos y eventos en donde los abusadores de los animales publican sádicas imágenes de crueldad y violencia contra ellos. Estas imágenes muestran a los animales siendo pisoteados vivos, metidos en frascos, quemados vivos o siendo víctimas de abuso sexual. No importa cuántas veces reportes estas páginas, grupos, eventos e imágenes, siempre te dan la misma respuesta:  "Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para informar de algo que sientes que pueda violar nuestras Normas Comunitarias. Revisamos el comentario que reportaste por contener amenazas creíbles de violencia y encontramos que esta publicación no viola nuestra Normas Comunitarias"(fuente: Facebook). Obviamente, Facebook piensa que la violencia sólo se puede ejecutar contra los humanos, y no en contra de los animales. Pero la violencia contra los animales también es inaceptable y es moralmente incorrecta. Esta no parece ser la opinión de Facebook y de algunos de sus usuarios. Hago un llamado a Facebook para cambiar esto y defender el bienestar de los animales. Facebook debería prevenir que este tipo de contenido sádico sea publicado online. Al cambiar sus Normas Comunitarias pueden mostrar que la sociedad no tolera este tipo de comportamiento. Te pido que apoyes mi petición y la compartas con tus amigos, juntos podemos detener la violencia contra los animales en la red. Gracias, Bettina

bettina bergener
629,964 supporters
Tell Facebook to fix their policy of who controls your Facebook when you die

Dear Mrs. Heath, I am deeply sorry for the tragedy you and your family are experiencing. From the video you shared, it's clear that your husband was a caring and noble man and that you loved each other very much. I'm a product manager at Facebook on the team that works on memorialization, and I wanted to reach out to let you know that I'm sorry that your husband's account being memorialized was surprising and upsetting. Our intention is to offer support in times of loss, not to add to the grief that people experience. As you now know, we offer a legacy option to give people a choice about what they'd like to have happen to their accounts after they pass away. If someone choses a legacy contact, then after the account is memorialized, the legacy contact will be able to care for the account in a few specific ways, like changing the profile picture and pinning a post at the top of the Timeline. The legacy contact is not able to log into the account, see private messages, or post as the person. When a person's Timeline is memorialized (regardless of whether or not there is a legacy contact for it), it stays on Facebook as a place to come together to honor and celebrate the person's life. Friends can continue to see all the photos and posts they could see previously and they can continue to post to the Timeline to share thoughts and memories, if they were able to do so before. No one can log in to the account. We do not add a legacy contact posthumously in cases when someone did not select one themselves. Even when there are next of kin, Facebook is not in a position to know what the person would have wanted, and we have a responsibility to respect the choices and the privacy of each account holder, even after they have died. Similarly, we do not un-memorialize accounts as part of protecting the privacy and the security of the accounts of people who have passed away. Please know that these decisions are not made lightly; this is an area that is incredibly sensitive, and the team that develops our policies thinks carefully about how to meet the needs of our global community. Kind regards, Vanessa

2 years ago
Cher Facebook, merci pour le "safety check", mais contre Daesh vous pouvez faire mieux !

A l’attention de Julie et de tous ceux qui ont signé la pétition, Nous accordons une grande importance aux retours de notre communauté et voulons tout d’abord tous vous remercier d'avoir pris le temps de partager vos réflexions avec nous. Les terroristes, leur propagande et ceux qui en font l’apologie n’ont pas leur place sur Facebook. Nos standards de la communauté (https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards/) sont très clairs à ce sujet, et nous faisons tout ce qui est en notre pouvoir pour nous assurer que des terroristes ou des groupes terroristes ne puissent pas utiliser notre site. Notre objectif est de permettre à chacun de nos utilisateurs de s’exprimer, de partager avec ses proches autour de sujets qui lui tiennent à cœur. Pour que cela soit possible, nos utilisateurs ont besoin de savoir que nous travaillons d’arrache-pied pour assurer leur sécurité sur Facebook. C’est pourquoi nous avons des règles claires et strictes – les standards de la communauté - qui définissent ce qui est inacceptable sur notre plateforme . Ces règles bannissent explicitement tout contenu pro-terroriste. L'outil le plus puissant demeure la mobilisation de notre communauté d’1,5 milliard de personnes, particulièrement active et vigilante : alors que des milliards de nouvelles publications sont partagées chaque jour sur Facebook, nous mettons à la disposition de nos utilisateurs des outils de signalement simples d’utilisation auprès de chaque contenu visible sur Facebook afin de leur donner les moyens de nous signaler tout élément qui leur parait inapproprié. Et c’est ce qu’ils font. Lorsqu’un contenu nous est signalé, il est analysé par nos équipes d’experts spécifiquement formés pour cette tâche, et joignables 24h/24, 7j/7. Pour la France, nous disposons d’une équipe francophone. Bien entendu, ces équipes traitent les contenus en lien avec le terrorisme en haute priorité. Nous supprimons dans les plus brefs délais tout contenu, toute personne ou tout groupe véhiculant des propos haineux, violents, ou faisant l’apologie de groupes ou d’actes terroristes. Par ailleurs, lorsque nous supprimons des contenus ou des comptes pro-terroristes, nos équipes utilisent des outils dédiés pour détecter d’autres comptes associés véhiculant des messages similaires. Quand des événements tragiques ont lieu dans le monde, comme lors des attentats de Paris, nous mobilisons des ressources supplémentaires afin d’être en mesure d’agir rapidement contre tout contenu violant les règles de notre service. Par exemple, lors des attentats du 13 novembre, nous sommes rapidement entrés en contacts avec les représentants pertinents du gouvernement, les ONGs, les médias afin d’obtenir des informations en temps réel et ainsi être en mesure d’agir rapidement. Beaucoup de nos employés, en particulier nos employés francophones, se sont relayés jour et nuit afin d’être en mesure de répondre à la forte hausse des signalements que notre communauté nous transmettaient dans ces moments difficiles. Il s’agit d’un travail complexe, et nous sommes conscients qu’il nous arrive de faire des erreurs. Nous sommes donc constamment à la recherche de moyens pour améliorer notre réactivité et précision dans ce type de situation. Nous avons renforcé notre équipe, notamment en ce qui concerne leurs capacités linguistiques, afin d’être en mesure de répondre aux crises dans le monde entier plus rapidement et plus efficacement. Dans le cadre de cet effort, nous avons renforcé nos échanges avec des experts à même de nous conseiller sur ces sujets et suivons de très près les événements qui ont lieu dans le monde. Nous maintenons un dialogue étroit avec les ONG, les partenaires de l'industrie, les universitaires et les représentants du gouvernement sur les meilleures façons de lutter contre le terrorisme et leur propagande sur le Web. Comme l’ont souligné de nombreux gouvernements et universitaires, il est souvent difficile d'identifier de nouveaux groupes ou individus terroristes parce qu’ils évoluent dans un paysage en constante évolution. Nous faisons de notre mieux pour contrôler l’émergence de ces groupes en entretenant des relations étroites avec des experts les plus reconnus de ce domaine et en écoutant attentivement les retours de notre communauté. A chaque fois que des événements dramatiques se produisent, les gens utilisent Facebook pour partager leurs réactions. Les commentaires postés en provenance du monde entier expriment souvent la frustration et le désespoir, mais aussi l'empathie et le désir d'apporter de l'aide. Notre communauté utilise Facebook pour partager des nouvelles difficiles, mais aussi pour se soutenir mutuellement, exprimer sa solidarité et organiser des actions de soutien pour les victimes ou d'autres personnes vulnérables. Par exemple, après les attaques terroristes de Charlie Hebdo à Paris, nous avons vu une multitude de personnes utiliser Facebook pour organiser des événements "off line" pour témoigner leur solidarité contre le terrorisme. Plus de 7 millions de personnes avaient répondu "oui" pour participer à ces manifestations. Naturellement, quand les personnes parlent de ce type d'événements pour les dénoncer, les condamner, exprimer leur solidarité ou leur horreur, il peut leur arriver de partager des contenus choquants. Il est révoltant de voir la photo d'un enfant réfugié allongé sans vie sur une plage. Mais cette même image peut mobiliser et inciter les personnes à entreprendre des actions pour protéger d'autres réfugiés. Beaucoup de personnes dans des zones instables sont soumises à des actes horribles qui souvent ne sont pas repris par des caméras. Facebook donne une voix à ces personnes, et nous voulons protéger cette voix. Si Facebook bloquait l'ensemble des contenus choquants, nous empêcherions les médias, les institutions caritatives et d'autres acteurs encore de témoigner et raconter ce qui se passe dans le monde pour inciter au changement et soutenir les victimes. Pour cette raison, dans certains cas, nous donnons la possibilité à nos utilisateurs de commenter ce type d’événement et de partager certaines photos violentes ou choquantes, à l’unique condition qu’ils expriment clairement une volonté de sensibiliser les gens et de condamner la violence. En tout cas, nous supprimons tout type d'images de violence qui sont postées pour promouvoir ou glorifier la violence elle-même ou ceux qui l'infligent. Notre objectif est de protéger les contenus partagés qui représentent une partie si importante dans la lutte contre le terrorisme, tout en protégeant notre service de tout abus par ceux qui veulent glorifier violence et terreur. Nous savons que nous faisons aujourd’hui face à un sujet grave, important, qui fait débat et qui nous concerne tous. Notre objectif à Facebook est de garantir la sécurité de tout ceux qui utilisent nos services et Internet légitimement, que ce soit pour partager les contenus qui leur tiennent à cœur ou lutter contre la haine et la violence en partageant des contenus condamnant ces actes barbares, contre l’infime minorité qui glorifient la haine et la violence. Soyez assurés que, face à cet enjeu majeur, nos équipes sont pleinement mobilisées et font tout ce qui est en leur pouvoir pour protéger ce lieu de conversation privilégié contre les propos haineux, violents ou abusifs. Bien à vous, Monika Bickert Directrice mondiale de la politique de gestion des contenus de Facebook

2 years ago
Dear Facebook, thanks for the "Safety-Check", but on fighting ISIS, you can do much better!

To Julie and everyone who signed the petition, We value feedback from our community and want to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. There is no place on Facebook for terrorists, terrorist propaganda or the praising of terror. Our Community Standards (https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards) make this clear and we work aggressively to ensure that we do not have terrorists or terror groups using the site. Our goal is to give people a place to share and connect with one another. For that to happen, they need to know we are working to keep them safe on Facebook. That’s why we have strict rules that outline what is not acceptable. This includes our clear ban on anything that promotes terrorism. The best tool we have to keep terrorist content off Facebook is our vigilant community of more than 1.5 billion people who are very good at letting us know when something is not right. There are billions of new posts on Facebook every day, so we make it easy for people to flag content for us, and they do. Every piece of content on Facebook can be reported to our teams directly through the site. When content is reported to us, it is reviewed by a highly trained global team with expertise in dozens of languages. The team reviews reports around the clock, and prioritizes any terrorism-related reports for immediate review. We remove anyone or any group who has a violent mission or who has engaged in acts of terrorism. We also remove any content that expresses support for these groups or their actions. And we don't stop there. When we find terrorist related material, we look for and remove associated violating content as well. When a crisis happens anywhere in the world, we organize our employees and, if necessary, shift resources to ensure that we are able to respond quickly to any violating content on the site. For instance, in the wake of the recent attacks in Paris, we also reached out immediately to NGOs, media, and government officials, to get the latest information so that we were prepared to act quickly. Many of our employees, especially our French speakers, worked around the clock to respond to the spike in reports from our community. This is not an easy job and we know we can make mistakes and are always working to improve our responsiveness and accuracy. We have expanded our team and increased our language capabilities so that we can respond to crises around the world faster and more effectively. As part of this effort, we have expanded our engagement with experts and follow world events closely. We remain in close contact with NGO’s, industry partners, academics, and government officials about the best ways to keep Facebook free of terrorists and terror-promoting content. As governments and academics have pointed out, it is often hard to identify new terror groups and individuals because the landscape is constantly changing. We do our best to monitor emerging groups or trends by maintaining relationships with experts in the field and listening closely to our community. Every time there is a terror attack, people come to Facebook to share their reactions. These posts from people around the world often express frustration and despair, but also empathy and a desire to help. Our community uses Facebook to share devastating news, but also to console one another, express solidarity, and mobilize support for victims and other vulnerable people. For instance, after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, we saw many people use Facebook to plan offline events to stand in solidarity against terrorism. Of course, when people talk about these events for good reasons, they sometimes share upsetting content. It is horrifying to see a photograph of a refugee child lying lifeless on a beach. At the same time, that image may mobilize people to take action to help other refugees. Many people in volatile regions are suffering unspeakable horrors that fall outside the reach of media cameras. Facebook provides these people a voice, and we want to protect that voice. If Facebook blocked all upsetting content, we would inevitably block the media, charities and others from reporting on what is happening in the world. We would also inevitably interfere with calls for positive change and support for victims. For this reason, we allow people to discuss these events and share some types of violent images but only if they are clearly doing so to raise awareness or condemn violence. However, we remove any graphic images shared to promote or glorify violence or the perpetrators of violence. We understand that this is an important subject that concerns all of us. Our goal at Facebook is to protect the sharing and connecting that is such an important part of responding to terrorism, while preventing our service from being abused by those who would glorify violence or terror. Our teams are committed and doing everything possible to keep Facebook safe. Yours Sincerely, Monika Bickert Head of Global Product Policy

2 years ago
Stop political blocking on Facebook

Hello, We saw that you had signed the petition asking Facebook to ‘stop political blocking’ and wanted to reach out to you directly to explain how we operate. We hope this will bring more clarity to this issue. We do first want to reiterate that we strongly support people being able to engage in political debate on Facebook, and we recognize the importance of these debates to people, especially in times of conflict. We have a single set of Community Standards around the world that help keep Facebook safe for everyone. These standards prohibit content that contains nudity, hate speech, specific threats of violence or bullying content. (For more details visit www.facebook.com/communitystandards). When content is reported to us we investigate to see if it breaks our standards and if it does, we take it down. It doesn’t matter if something is reported once or 100 times, we only remove content that goes against these standards. We have learnt over the years that people can run campaigns to create many reports about content they don’t like and have designed our systems to prevent this leading to the removal of acceptable content. All of our reports are handled in global centres where multilingual, highly trained teams deal with requests from all over the world in an impartial way. Within these teams we have people who speak both Russian and Ukrainian who can help give specific language context. And we have quality control systems in place to ensure that reports are decided on correctly according to the common standards. Of course, with more than 1.4 billion people around the world using Facebook there will be the rare occasion where our teams don’t get it right. When this happens and we are alerted to it then we will quickly work to restore or remove content as appropriate. When we remove a piece of content, we notify the person who posted it with an explanation of why it broke our rules, so they know not to post such content again. If people repeatedly post content that breaks our standards then we may block them from posting content for a number of days. As a last resort, if people seem to be ignoring the standards altogether, we sometimes have to suspend their accounts. When people raise questions about our decisions we will look at them again. We have reviewed the decisions made on the accounts in the petition and others that were brought to our attention. We have found that the majority of actions were correctly taken because of content that breached our standards. Some accounts repeatedly posted violating content, leading to them being temporarily blocked from posting new content. We also found a small number of accounts where we had incorrectly removed content. In each case, this was due to language that appeared to be hate speech but was being used in an ironic way. In these cases, we have restored the content and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. We hope people will recognize that it can be hard sometimes to make decisions when we see negative terms being used about national groups – we usually get this right but we will make mistakes from time to time. We will continue to review the decisions we have made to ensure that they are as accurate as possible. We would also encourage people to read our Community Standards to minimize the risk of there being problems with content they have posted. This is a big challenge, and one that we are working on everyday to keep improving the experience people have using our service. We’d like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards Yours sincerely Thomas Myrup Kristensen Director of Policy, Facebook, Nordics, Eastern Europe and Russia.

3 years ago
Stop Autoplaying Videos That Eat Up Mobile Phone Data Allowance

On Facebook, auto-play settings are easily customizable for both mobile and desktop — we want to make sure that people have control over when videos auto-play in News Feed. If you don’t want videos to auto-play, you can easily turn this feature off in Settings for both mobile and desktop. For mobile, there’s also an option to have videos only auto-play when you are on WiFi, which does not use data. See links below for instructions on how to adjust your auto-play settings. On mobile: https://www.facebook.com/help/mobile-touch/633446180035470 On desktop: https://www.facebook.com/help/1406493312950827 We also want to make sure that videos consume as little data as possible. If you scroll past an auto-play video in News Feed, the data used is minimal. If you stop to watch a video for a longer period of time, you will use more data.

3 years ago