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Website Moderators Forced To Censor 95% Of Gaza Comments Made By French Users

Anonymous Coward writes | about 2 months ago

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An anonymous reader writes "YNet News reports, "Corchia says that as an online moderator, generally 25% to 40% of comments are banned. Moderators are assigned with the task of filtering comments in accordance with France's legal system, including those that are racist, anti-Semitic or discriminatory. Regarding the war between the Israelis and Hamas, however, Corchia notes that some 95% of online comments made by French users are removed. "There are three times as many comments than normal, all linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," added Jeremie Mani, head of another moderation company Netino. "We see racist or anti-Semitic messages, very violent, that also take aim at politicians and the media, sometimes by giving journalists’ contact details," he added. "This sickening content is peculiar to this conflict. The war in Syria does not trigger these kinds of comments." His last comment is particularly significant; as reports come in that 270 Syrians were killed in a massacre at the hands of ISIS, there is little heard around the rest of the world." — The Connexion reports, "Authorities in Paris had earlier banned pro-Palestinian demonstrations, after previous protests earlier in the week descended into violence, and two Paris synagogues had been targeted." — Open anti-Semitism has been on display in riots in France and other European countries, including calls to, "Gas the Jews.""
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How else do people think online discussions work? (1)

thieh (3654731) | about 2 months ago | (#47544037)

Of sourse most of the comments will be racist/religiously hateful: If someone support violence against palestinians they will be labelled islamophobic; opposition to violence or support for palestine will be labelled anti-semitic, so you will have a blockable label regardless which side you are or are not on.

By the way, Godwin's law strikes again when someone puts "Gas the Jews" on the discussion (Not that whether the statement is relavant has any importance For Godwin's law)
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