Facebook’s Community Rules: Ethically OK? Ethically Required?

business_ethics_highlights_2Is it OK for a business like Facebook to make moral judgments on behalf of its user “community”? Is it ethically required to do so? >>>

Six things Facebook’s new community rules won’t allow

Facebook is keen to keep the free flow of content on its social-media platform, which is used by nearly 1.4 billion users at least once a month. But it’s also coming under pressure to police some of the graphic videos and photos that users are routinely sharing.

On Monday, Facebook released its updated Facebook community standards. And while it won’t get in to the business of scanning content – it will continue to rely on Facebook users to report abuses – it is giving users clearer rules about what kind of content they can report to Facebook and have removed…..

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