Facebook's Adversarial Threats Report Almost Gets It Right
But "almost" isn't good enough
Facebook announced the takedown of several Ukraine and Belarus-related threats yesterday (starting page 9).
Yet somehow they straight up missed literally every sanctioned entity I pointed out to DoJ and the Washington Post.
That means, in reality, Maria Koleda is still there.
He isn't mentioned in the Post, but, shall we talk about what Aleksandr Dugin has on his page?
Facebook caught a lot of very serious threats relative to the war in Ukraine, don't get me wrong. They found repeat offenders, per the Post - they even admitted they have a problem with repeat offenders, which is slightly remarkable.
They also found Russian hackers targeting Ukrainian soldiers, as CNN points out.
And, as CBS highlights, Facebook also found hackers targeted Ukrainian military officials in order to spread fake announcements.
The problem is, this is an ongoing war that is the culmination of over a year of military buildup. There's a lot going on here.
Halfway measures don't work here. Symbolic measures don't cut it.
And highlighting a few instances where enforcement works is, at best, a fairly easily refutable PR strategy.
At worst it's just them covering over their platforming of absurdities that lead to atrocities, in direct violation of their own Community Standards, while women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals get "zucked" every time they say the word "white people".
Just like usual.