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Facebook Flagging vver 95% Posts about Violence, Sex, Fake Accounts and Spam


Facebook till now was facing constant pressure because it failed towards eliminating hate speech, nudity, violence as well as other inflammatory material from the social networking website. Academics and activists along with government officials have long hard-pressed on Facebook to reveal further regarding what way it tackles the undesirable posts.


Facebook has just published its Community Standards Enforcement Report for the first quarter in which it says the maximum volume of moderation it does is to eliminate fake accounts and spam posts. The company shut down 583m phony accounts and acted against 837m spam posts on its website during the quarter. Moreover, Facebook as well tackled 2.5 million hate speech posts, 1.9 million terrorism propaganda pieces, 3.4 million graphic violence posts and 21 million posts that displayed sexual activity and adult nudity.


The company states currently it's effectively flagging over 95% of posts that relate to terrorist propaganda, sexual activity and adult nudity, fake accounts else spam even prior to members reporting about them. As of graphic violence, Facebook now labels over 85% of such posts as dangerous. Wired.com posted this, May 15, 2018.


For reviewing flagged content, Facebook has started investing more of its resources into more and more members. However according to Guy Rosen's explanation, new technology such as artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine learning assisted the company in uncovering more bad posts, faster, and in much bigger scale.


Facebook through its report is also thrusting A.I for eradicating inappropriate posts. Mark Zuckerberg chief executive of Facebook has long emphasized that artificial intelligence was the key solution for aiding the website sieve through innumerable content pieces which people post to the site daily, despite critics questioning the social site's failure in employing more people for doing the work.


Following going through turbulence over time, Facebook is looking to have increasing transparency. There's been pressure on the company over spread of divisive messages, fake news along with other provocative material on the social network that at times resulted in real-life incidences. There's also widespread sharing of graphic violence on Facebook like in the countries of Sri Lanka and Myanmar, inciting tensions, violence and attacks.

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