I know its only one company but I can’t get enough of reporting that explains the inner workings of Facebook’s moderation/safety efforts. And this Technology Review piece
on Joaquin Quiñonero Candela
is up there as one of the best.
In it, reporter Karen Hao explains how Quiñonero was appointed head of its Applied Machine Learning (AML) team back in 2012, sat close to Zuckerberg in the Facebook offices for several years and created FBLearner Flow
, the AI model developer platform that helped scale its use of algorithms, including ones for content moderation.
If you like insane detail and previously unreported conversations, definitely have a read of this one.