Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

4-2017

Abstract

Social media, as a major platform to disseminate information, has changed the way users and communities contribute content. In this paper, we aim to study content modifications on public Facebook pages operated by news media, community groups, and bloggers. We also study the possible reasons behind them, and their effects on user interaction. We conducted a detailed study of Content Censorship (CC) and Content Edit (CE) in Facebook using a detailed longitudinal dataset consisting of 57 public Facebook pages over 3 weeks covering 145,955 posts and 9,379,200 comments. We detected many CC and CE activities between 28% and 56% of these pages (in both Facebook Posts and Comments). Manual judgements on these post/comment removals and edits show that majority of the content censorship is related to negative reports on events and personal grouses, and content edit is mainly performed to improve content quality and correctness. Furthermore, recency effect is also observed as part of Facebook content modification behavior.

Keywords

Content modi_cation, content censorship, content edit, user interaction, Facebook

Discipline

Categorical Data Analysis | Databases and Information Systems | Social Media

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

WWW '17 Companion Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion

First Page

1515

Last Page

1520

ISBN

978-1-4503-4914-7

Identifier

10.1145/3041021.3054763

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

New York, USA

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1145/3041021.3054763

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