What we're reading: How content moderation defines tech platforms - Axios

We know that Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and all the other social media platforms "moderate" the content users post, typically aiming to remove material that violates either a host country's law or the platform's own standards.

The big picture: Moderation is usually understood to be the onerous and thankless cleanup task that these social media giants have had to shoulder as they scaled up to global ubiquity. But the choices companies make about what to delete and who to boot are actually central to their identities, argues scholar Tarleton Gillespie in a new book on the subject.

https://www.axios.com/what-were-reading-how-content-moderation-defines-tech-platforms-c6695106-3577-442c-aa8d-0be386ca0776.html