- 18 Jul 18
Retail Excellence has today suspended its partnership with social media giant Facebook after a Channel 4 documentary exposed some of the controversial practises and content moderation within the company.
The Dispatches investigative documentary showed Facebook moderators in their Dublin-based offices instructing employees that abusive content should sometimes remain up on the site.
Included in this was a video of crying toddler being kicked and beaten by a man, as well as a meme suggesting that a girl whose “first crush is a little negro boy” should have their head held underwater. The first example, which is documented below, remained up for several years, despite requests to take it down.
This graphic video depicting a child abuser beating a young boy was left on Facebook for several years, despite requests to have it taken down.#Dispatches went undercover to investigate why the social media network is leaving extreme content on its site.
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