As Facebookgate winds down here, The Wall Street Journal graciously allowed me to write an op-ed covering the controversy. We have serious concerns about the way Facebook's moderation system works, both its algorithm and its manual component. It's increasingly difficult to write comedy on the internet, especially from a conservative angle, when your jokes have to be filtered through Big Tech.
I hope that came across in the piece, and I'm thankful for the WSJ for giving me the opportunity. Here's a quick excerpt:
In what world does a joke, lovingly appropriated from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” constitute inciting violence? These kinds of mistakes happen because Facebook relies more and more on algorithms to catch potentially offensive content. What’s strange is that the social media giant stands by its humorless A.I. filter’s judgment.
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