Nudity, hate speech and spam: Facebook reveals how much content it kills

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"This is in addition to the millions of fake account attempts we prevent daily from ever registering with Facebook", Rosen said in the post, noting that "most of the action we take to remove bad content is around spam and the fake accounts they use to distribute it".

The full Facebook report is available online and details both Facebook's commitment to their content values as well as some more metrics regarding the deletion of 583 million fake Facebook accounts and harsher crack down on the various offending content.

According to Facebook, in January-March was removed 865,8 million posts that do not meet the requirements.

From October to December alone, Facebook disabled almost 1.3 billion accounts - and that doesn't even count all the times the company blocked bogus profiles before they could be set up. "The majority of the content restricted was alleged to violate Indian laws relating to the defamation of religion, hate speech, and defamation of the state", the report says about the data requests received between July 2017 and December 2017.

The posts that keep the Facebook reviewers the busiest are those showing adult nudity or sexual activity - quite apart from child pornography, which is not covered by the report.

By comparison, the company was first to spot more than 85 percent of the graphically violent content it took action on, and nearly 96 percent of the nudity and sexual content.

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"My top priorities this year are keeping people safe and developing new ways for our community to participate in governance and holding us accountable", wrote Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a post, adding: "We have a lot more work to do".

"AI still needs to get better before we can use it to effectively remove more linguistically nuanced issues like hate speech in different languages, but we're working on it", said Zuckerberg to CNet. Current estimates by the firm suggest 3-4% of active Facebook accounts on the site between October 2017 and March were fake. Just 38% of that content was "flagged" by the company's automated technology, requiring the remaining content to be discovered and flagged by humans.

Facebook representatives are expected to travel across the globe to participate in summits in different cities.

For years, Facebook has relied on users to report offensive and threatening content.

Representatives will also visit Oxford, England on Wednesday, May 16 and Berlin on May 17. Facebook said users were more aggressively posting images of violence in places like war-torn Syria. Through the company's two-part investigation, they found 200 potential apps leaked confidential data. The Live Rewind button would not only allow users to rewind the video but also help organizations share live video simultaneously on multiple pages through its crossposting feature.

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