The Wall Street Journal asked Tarleton Gillespie, adjunct associate professor of Communication and Information Science, for his thoughts regarding Facebook's widely criticized censorship of a Vietnam War photo

“Facebook has guidelines, but beneath them it has layers and layers of people,” Gillespie said. “At each of these layers, someone could remove something the rules actually allow, or allow something the rules actually prohibit.” 

“The real question is what are the public implications of a review process that must make these decisions, at scale and under pressure, across hundreds of reviewers, thousands of times a day,” he added.