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Publisher: Yale University Press
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ISBN-10: 030017313X
ISBN-13: 978-0300173130
Pages: 296
Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media
The current model of social media with doomed attempts to try to control everything is destined to fail:…
Mindstrim.com
at 8pm on 8/16/2018
Here is another case of moderation - using the legal system: lawyer sued her client for his negative review…
Mindstrim.com
at 1am on 6/28/2018

Here is another case of moderation - using the legal system: lawyer sued her client for his negative review. To me this doesn't smell good, the case should have been dismissed as elementarily being contrary to the Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Freedom of expression in Canada is protected as a "fundamental freedom".

The current outcome creates a dangerous precedent even with $1 reward to the lawyer, because the message is sent that such case can be won, and more heavy-weight lawyer could penalize the client with much heftier "compensation".

So now we have a situation where the user's rating can be deleted by the practitioner or business being rated, for a fee charged by the rating site such as Ratemd. On another side, the user can now be sued for a negative rating by the practitioner being rated. Are we getting back to the pre-Internet era where information dissemination was limited by your close circle and literal word of mouth?

 

Moderation as a Business (MaaB) - next Big Thing?
Mindstrim.com
at 10pm on 6/14/2018

Moderation is often used not only for political but also for business purposes. For example some major rating sites allow to rate practitioners such as doctors, while also allowing practitioners to remove undesired negative ratings for a fee, so you may be missing some crucial information as a result. They basically consider this kind of moderation a part of their business model.