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Facebook Doesn’t Protect Black Children, But They Did Add “Community” to Their Mission Statement, So

Facebook Doesn’t Protect Black Children, But They Did Add “Community” to Their Mission Statement, So

There has been a lot of talk in the community industry about the Facebook Communities Summit, and how the company announced they had added the word “community” to their mission statement. I’ve seen a lot of “rah rah” from people saying how important this is for our work. Less than a week after that event, ProPublica published leaked Facebook moderator training materials that, in no uncertain terms, said that the platform protects “white men,” but not “black children.” The deafening silence in the industry, as compared to the noise about Facebook adding a word to their mission statement, has been incredible. For a critical look at these issues, we changed the format of Community Signal for the first time ever, putting together a panel of previous guests, who are veterans of the industry: Scott Moore of Digital Promise Global and Venessa Paech of Australia Post. Among our topics: What adding “community” to Facebook’s mission statement actually means How the announced Facebook Groups i

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