Facebook Civil Rights Audit: ‘Serious Setbacks’ Mar Progress

The audit recommends that Facebook build a "civil rights infrastructure" into every aspect of the company.

  • Published 8 July 2020

[template id="245201"] A two-year audit of Facebook's civil rights record found "serious setbacks" that have marred the social network's progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. Facebook hired the audit's leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018 to assess its performance on vital social issues. Its 100-page report released Wednesday outlines a "seesaw of progress and setbacks" at the company on everything from bias in Facebook's algorithms… Read at AP News