Facebook’s own audit scorches the company for ‘significant setbacks for civil rights’

Facebook’s own audit scorches the company for 'significant setbacks for civil rights'

It’s probably not a good thing to hear that your company made decisions that “represent significant setbacks for civil rights.” But, that’s exactly what the civil rights audit commissioned by Facebook itself said about the company.

On Wednesday, Facebook released the results of a two-year long audit carried out by civil rights attorney Laura W. Murphy, along with the law firm Relman Colfax. The team conducted interviews with more than 100 civil rights organizations for the audit, resulting in a nearly 90-page report that does not paint a pretty picture for the social media company.

“While the audit process has been meaningful, and has led to some significant improvements in the platform, we have also watched the company make painful decisions over the last nine months with real world consequences that are serious setbacks for civil rights,” reads the report. Read more…

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