An internal Facebook test concerning hate speech goes horribly wrong

Posted at 10:50 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 12:50:05-04

Facebook users are filling their pages with one main question Tuesday-Why is the social media app asking if people’s posts contain "hate speech?"

The question was asked below every single post on some user feeds and some users said they felt like they were being censored by Facebook.

Reportedly, it was a mistake. We’ve reached out to Facebook, but as of this post, they have not confirmed that.

Users were given the option of clicking YES or NO and it seems to be rattling more than one user right now. Here’s an example..and I’m not sure, but those onions look a little aggressive don’t you think?

When users clicked on the “Yes” button, they were prompted to “Give Feedback on This Post.” Yet the feedback options weren’t quite clear — only stating “Hate Speech,” “Test P1,” “Test P2,” and “Test P3.”   Facebook explained that they are using the feedback to help them “learn when something’s not right.

Users took to Twitter with snarky comments about the survey.