Female Marines organisation appeals to Sheryl Sandberg to repair Facebook’s punish porn problem

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With a minute true to a top, a organisation of Marines is demanding that Facebook get a hold on a systemic nuisance that plagues a womanlike servicemembers.

In March, Facebook became the epicenter of a Marines United scandal, that unprotected a large online village where users common mostly insinuate photos of servicewomen though their consent. While such content isn’t singular to Facebook, it has thrived there and continues to do so in a issue of a scandal, that a USMC is still struggling to contain.

In a thorough, thoughtfully articulated letter, maestro and Not in My Marine Corps co-founder Erin Kirk-Cuomo calls for Sheryl Sandberg to take a personal seductiveness in fighting a widespread of nonconsensual print pity and gendered nuisance on Facebook:

“We extol a updates in facial capitulation program in an bid to finish a pity of punish publishing announced by Facebook final week. However, Facebook has been inattentive in stealing pages, groups, and users, that actively foster nonconsensual insinuate print pity and stimulate passionate assault and harassment.

For Facebook care to ventilate their value to a troops family, afterwards omit a complicity in a bungle perpetrated by a users is, during best, naive. At a worst, this disaster directly contributes to a inevitable sexism that is partial of a troops culture.”

Sandberg’s seductiveness in gender equivalence is good established, if during times superficial. As Facebook’s COO, she’s ideally positioned to put her income where her mouth is — like when she announced a company’s enhanced family leave benefits — but Sandberg rarely wades into Facebook’s messy height policies around issues like harassment, an area where she could outcome genuine change.

In her letter, Kirk-Cuomo argues that Facebook’s disaster to act decisively opposite nuisance opposite a use members is both pomposity and substantial capitulation of a kind of poisonous function that’s been authorised to run prevalent on a platform:

“In a arise of a Marines United unmasking, dozens of identical and copycat groups have been created. The stream screening and stating routine stays mostly ineffective. we have listened from endangered users that they have been forced to news these pages mixed times a day for weeks in sequence for Facebook to examination a effect of a claims all while stealing behind programmed and couched responses. This delayed dismissal routine allows this cancer to metastasize.”

Far from only complaining, Kirk-Cuomo offers specific solutions for containing and eradicating a disgusting content, suggesting that Facebook work some-more closely with troops member to “quickly discharge groups, pages, and users” who share and widespread calm that violates a terms of service. Facebook has an hapless bent to over-rely on a possess exposed communities to self-police, yet tends to drag a feet when village members news harassment. Considering a range of a resources, and how indispensable Facebook can be for troops families, it’s hapless that womanlike Marines now have to shoulder that burden.

“You pronounced in your book Lean In, ‘We can't change what we are not wakeful of, and once we are aware, we can't assistance though change,’” Kirk-Cuomo writes. “I am creation we aware, Ms. Sandberg.”

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