Facebook apologized for accidentally deleting a post by British non profit Article 19 that linked to a Human Rights Watch report about Syrian torture centers. The deleted post read:
“@hrw publishes a shocking report into #torture in #Syria including geo-tagged detention centres http://ow.ly/bZ6Yl ^OS,” the post read.
According to the Guardian, Facebook had flagged the post as offensive.
“The link was reported to Facebook. We assess such reports manually and because of the high volume, occasionally content that shouldn’t be taken down is removed by mistake,” a Facebook spokesperson told the Guardian. “We’re sorry about this.”
Which leads one to wonder if Facebook's automatic flagging on this sort of content could be worthwhile if it meant losing valuable posts that need the attention of many. What do you think?