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On The Listening Post this week: With two billion users and 1.3 million posts a minute Facebook's content moderation challenges are huge. Plus, the people monitoring and moderating the social web.

Facebook's status: Tech or media company?

This week, the British newspaper The Guardian revealed hundreds of internal Facebook documents that outline the site's ground rules for content moderators. From violence to racism, revenge porn to child abuse - the picture that emerges is one of a company struggling with its responsibilities as a media platform and how to cope with more 1.3 million posts per minute, in multiple languages.


Alex Hazlett, deputy managing editor, Mashable
Olivia Solon, senior technology reporter, Guardian US
Jennifer Pybus, senior lecturer, London College of Communication
Richard Millington, founder, FeverBee
Natasha Tiku, silicon valley reporter, Wired

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