The uncontrolled moderation of social media Copyright

The uncontrolled moderation of social media
The imposition of search controls on search engines, sites and social media is having an ever greater impact on the presence and persistence of online content.

The topics that revolve around the "need to control content on the Internet" are becoming more and more common. All the big corporations, of which you do not even have to make a name, continue to commit themselves to implementing systems that automatically detect inappropriate content and automatically delete them from social network timelines or search results.

There are many examples of this, from Google that reduces the positioning (and therefore visibility) of some Internet sites, from YouTube (which is always big-G), which is adopting systems that reduce the visibility of videos with controversial topics ", Facebook removes posts that are unsuitable. We have seen it applied to the unlikely with the story of the naked female that also cut the illustrations. The published content, I speak of illustrations, has been removed for "violation of terms of use," and despite the fact that the control criteria were corrected after a few months - when it was "discovered" that these contents were not censored - so far what has been eliminated, it has been lost. At least publications made at the time. And thanks for all the fish.

Automated systems will gain more and more foot as Artificial Intelligence technologies will evolve and become more prominent among companies offering services such as social networks and search engines. The amount of content generated every second makes it impossible to "humane" moderation. However, systems that are "intelligent", at least to date, and at least some, for a decade, are not smart enough to capture the nuances that distinguish a text composed of ordered words such as a "lorem ipsum" or the meaning hidden behind an illustration or a photograph.

Because "censoring" (without using words) a content based on its appearance, rather than substance, is a perfect way to counter the diffusion of art in all its forms. The substance is what it calls an Opera, and it communicates it through its form: a machine, at least for today, can locate a cat or a naked but is unable to determine the message it transmits.


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Last update 2017-08-28


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