According to the New York Times, Facebook moderators rely on PowerPoint slides to determine what content to block and allow, with some slides that include outdated and inaccurate information. Moderators must make decisions in seconds as they review thousands posts per day according to this report. The content is reviewed by 7,500 moderators as they decide to approve or reject content. The 1,400 pages that are used as a guide are inaccurate – from Bosnian war criminals to Indian law – all proven by the New York Times.
Facebook moderators often use Google Translate to read posts but face pressure to make decisions quickly. One moderator said that there is a rule to post an article if there is a language that no one around can translate. The people at Facebook confirmed that the article was authentic. There are some who say that this platform is very political in terms of deciding on what content to reject. Some say that it is very left leaning.