[cross posted from https://sriramk.com/transparent-content-moderation] Thanks for reading Sriram Krishnan - Montage Sequence! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work. “Transparent content moderation” is a proposal where social media platforms commit to publishing the details of every account and content moderation decision. Furthermore, publish every major algorithmic change and open source the underlying algorithms when possible.
It should be transparent, but also much rarer. They should focus on efficiently removing plainly illegal content, and bring in some First Amendment experts to adjudicate a minimalistic interpretation of what's illegal. If there are instances where the company has an interest in removing or otherwise burying legal content for business reasons, then yes, that should be transparent.
Great thoughts Sriram! As always, great admirer of your content.
In grand scale of things, does open sourcing of decisioning triggering account bans infuse more trust in social platforms? Does it really matter to masses