Facebook "tries to restore" many groups that have been mistakenly removed or affected by "sabotage", as the company claims. The speaker said The Verge that the social network "removed several Facebook groups after identifying content that violated our policies." After the investigation, it discovered "declared sabotage of legitimate, infringing groups". tries to restore all the affected groups and "prevent it again."
The situation allegedly began on May 13th. Unexpectedly closed popular Facebook Help, known as Crossovers, no-one asked (CNAF) with more than 500,000 members. Group administrators tried to adjust their users to the new Crossovers Group Nobody asked for "2nd season", but it was closed only one day later.
Know Your Meme reported that CNAF members were able to monitor the screenings of a group known as the Indonesian Reporting Commission (IReC) celebrating the CNAF page. attacks. Facebook would not confirm whether the Indonesian Accounting Commission, which receives groups and pages by stopping publishing dubious content and reporting it, was in the wrong flags.
The news quickly spread and caused thousands of popular Facebook pages to go from "private" to "secret" to prevent themselves from closing. While closed Facebook groups need a moderator to approve someone's request, secret groups are almost undetectable. The group moderator must personally invite you to join; you can't just look.
An attack on two high-level groups, though seemingly isolated, is felt by many Facebook users. People complained about Facebook and Twitter about the various messages they own in recognizing the change of status from "private" to "secret". Others talked about their groups, asking the members to be patient because they were small. Facebook users started calling "2019 In Great Revival, or in some cases, Groupocalypse.
This incident is mainly focused on a network of popular sites and groups. However, the fear of a suspension or ban on a Facebook algorithm-based reporting system, which is believed to be based on its efforts, underlines the intimidation of the social network moderation approach.
Facebook has long encountered problems with maintaining user-uploaded content. These questions include everything from a heavy hand to nudity, which becomes a popular work of art and famous photographs, erroneously demolished, because the inability to recognize when viral content, like Christchurch, is actually a graphic video that violates many rules must be equally blocked. While this is a relatively anodic situation with meme pages, the widespread scare of some of the most active groups and pages shows how little consumers of faith have the ability of an enterprise to anticipate these problems and prevent falls, rather than respond after the facts.
One group dedicated to BoJack Horseman shitposts published a reference to Know Your Meme explaining to members that they "are hiding from midsize reporting groups Frank Scarsella, group administrator , The Verge he first noticed what was happening after "a few pages I just started to publish."
"Some of the Groups I was in were more likely that there will be goals honestly, but let me immediately let my team know that we can discuss our own movements, ”said Scarsella.
Scarsella and his moderators talked when the flags of other groups began to rise, and they discussed whether they should close their group. Most teams wanted the weather to be cautious, "Scarsella added, adding:" The comfort of the group is always very important to me, so in order to reduce fear, I abandoned the group. "
" Better safe than sorry ", as Scarsella said, Facebook seems to be the cause of panic. Know Your Meme Managing Editor Don Caldwell believes that, after users began to wake up group status changes, and after stories began to spread about a suspicious Facebook group, they announced a series of popular pages with hundreds of thousands "People got pretty spooked."
"All spam messages that have been posted to all those members and rumors that have started to spread have been announced in these groups – it's a big deal," Caldwell said.
However, there is a problem when the group is changed from private to secret. If the status does not change within 24 hours, the group must remain secret for another 28 days. It's not a big thing for groups that have built up close communities – what Facebook has tried to advertise recently, but it's important for pages that want to create a member base. Caldwell could not predict whether the groups would remain secret for some time, or would start to return, but people are expensive enough to take all the precautions. Even Scarsella, who does not think it is likely that "someone in the group will go to mass communication" is worried about the possible consequences.
"The group is a very important community for so many people. “There is always concern that the platform could remove this community. I would say that [we’re] is a bit worried because it seems unlikely but will have great consequences for us.
Some of the groups removed from the initial mass flooding, including Crossovers, have not been asked, since then they have returned to Facebook.