It gives us #@$%!* pleasure to announce the CleanSpeak 3.18 update is available! This update takes advantage of full support for regular expressions in Blacklist phrases, as well as enhancements to our API validation. CleanSpeak 3.18 also includes a few minor housekeeping updates that weren’t causing any issues, but it made us feel more comfortable knowing that they would never be able to. Clean code is happy code.
As of April 19, 2018, we released the CleanSpeak UI Update 3.17.0 and we are sure it will get some #@$%!* attention for our profanity filter. More than a %$#*$& font and color update, CleanSpeak 3.17.0 brings improvements and enhancements to our layouts and workflows that make it look cleaner and complete tasks faster for moderators and *&%^*#@ administrators.
If you have been on the internet this week you are aware of the fake news crisis spiralling out of control. But just in case you missed it, recent headlines read something like this: Facebook is being blamed for Trump's election, Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites, Facebook’s fake news crisis deepens.
With great power comes great responsibility
Facebook has over 1 billion active users who utilize the platform to post, share and comment on news. When Facebook was accused of influencing the election, Zuckerberg was quick to say that was a “pretty crazy idea.” Is it really that crazy? Facebook has become a catalyst for the spread of fake news given the ease of it’s “share” button. Regardless, fake news isn’t going away anytime soon, it will likely worsen and while Facebook has taken steps to limit the sites' use of their ad networks, there has been no push to eliminate fake news from the News Feed.
This daunting issue is not Facebook’s alone. Any platform that allows user generated content would be wise to get out ahead of this growing problem in order to prevent this spam and protect their brand.
The YouTube comments section is a dark place where mindless, offensive words masked with anonymity are the norm; the infamous comments are some of the filthiest found online. YouTube has introduced new comment moderation tools to combat this very issue and tame the trolls.
YouTube rolls out new tools for better comment moderation
YouTube video creators can now pin comments, choose moderators and define blacklisted words or phrases. Additionally, a new beta feature is available to automatically identify potentially offensive/abusive comments and hold them for review before they are visible to the public.
The App Store is a developer's best friend, until your app is rejected. (Are you suffering from App Store Rejection? You aren't alone - watch this humorous video.)
App Store Guidelines
"We will reject Apps for any content or behavior that we believe is over the line. What line, you ask? Well, as a Supreme Court Justice once said, “I’ll know it when I see it”. And we think that you will also know it when you cross it."
(App Store Review Guidelines)