The ‘X’ Marks the Spot: Authorities Map a Route Out of the Pandemic

Officials in Suffolk County, NY, have found themselves repeatedly turning to questions of geography at regular pandemic response meetings over the past year. “One of the common questions I get is, ‘Where is bad? Dr. Harsha Rajashekharaiah, the county’s senior project coordinator for the Covid-19 response, said. “Where is the Covid transmission bad? Where is […]

Facebook algorithm marks ‘anchor’ in horticultural group as violation

moderation Facebook The horticultural group in western New York is not without its challenges. There have been complaints about woolly bugs, bad weather, and novice members insisting on using dish soap on their plants. And then there is the word “anchor”. Facebook‘s algorithms sometimes flag this particular word as “violating community standards”, apparently referring to […]