Judy Berkowitz 
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Re: “Nextdoor CEO Responds to Racial Profiling Controversy, Announces Changes to Site

When
Five days ago Sid Staurt from Precita Park
posted a ND link to the original EBEx article under the title of
"Something to be aware of"

I responded with the post pasted here below. (Basically it states that the EBEx article is poorly researched and written, and that ND is a tool; responsibility for its content rests with Leads and users.)

I wrote:
"Nextdoor is Moderated. That means that the moderator is able to remove - or allow to remain - inappropriate and flagged comments
"Each ND neighborhood has at least one "Lead" or Moderator. In most instances the Lead has a pretty good idea of his responsibilities, however every once in a while he has little idea of what those are. Even though they are spelled out, it's up to the Lead to be aware of them and abide by them.

"I can vouch for one (only one!) instance when I thought that a thread had gone too far. I asked the Lead in that neighborhood to please close the thread or remove the most offensive comments. He responded that he thought that free expression should be encouraged. In the end, ND itself closed the thread.

"As well, each ND participant is supposed to register with his own real name. This makes it difficult for folks to make outrageous statements under pseudonyms as on other venues.
"If nasty comments have been allowed to remain after you have flagged them, I would send a PM directly to your Leads respectfully asking them why.

"Please note that the EBExpress article, though long, has little clear first-hand info. Most interviewed folks have reported items they have seen. There are no actual website screenshots included. As well, even though the title states it is about Nextdoor, the author includes EBExpress, Glenfriends, Yahoo, Google, Facebook groups, and in doing so muddies the water even further."

Posted by Judy Berkowitz on 10/16/2015 at 4:46 PM

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