Million Facebook Posts With Sex Pictures, Terrorist Propaganda, Hate Content Scrubbed

Million Facebook Posts With Sex Pictures, Terrorist Propaganda, Hate Content Scrubbed

However for hate speech, Rosen said, "our technology still doesn't work that well".

Facebook also took down 837 million pieces of spam in Q1, nearly all of which were identified and flagged before anyone reported them.

The report covers the six months from October 2017 to March 2018, and also covered graphic violence, nudity and sex, terrorist propaganda, spam and fake accounts.

Why the numbers matter: The report gives us a picture of the sheer quantity of content Facebook's software and human moderators are churning through.

"Whether it's spam, porn or fake accounts, we're up against sophisticated adversaries who continually change tactics to circumvent our controls", Mr Rosen said. It addressed how Facebook enforces its guidelines, detailing the removal of hundreds of millions of fake accounts and spam items in the first three months of 2018.

It admitted, however, that 3% to 4% of its accounts are fake.

The company removed or put a warning screen for graphic violence in front of 3.4 million pieces of content in the first quarter, almost triple the 1.2 million a quarter earlier, the world's largest social network was quoted as saying in a published document.

Facebook took down 837 million pieces of spam in Q1 2018.

The number of posts on Facebook showing graphic violence rose in the first quarter of this year from the preceding three months, possibly driven by the war in Syria, the company said on Tuesday. Facebook said users were more aggressively posting images of violence in places like war-torn Syria.

The company estimated that for every 10,000 pieces of content seen on Facebook overall, between seven and nine of them violated its adult nudity and pornography standards. Summits are expected later in the year in India, Singapore and the US.

Guy Rosen, VP of product management, said the social media giant blocks millions of daily attempts to create fake accounts from being registered.

In the United Kingdom, Facebook this week again resisted a request from British lawmakers to testify as part of their investigation into Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that improperly accessed personal information about 87 million of the social site's users. Facebook noted that while its artificial intelligence technology found and flagged many standard violations, more progress needed to be done. Facebook believes its policing system is better at scrubbing graphic violence, gratuitous nudity and terrorist propaganda from its social network than it is at removing racist, sexist and other hateful remarks.

In the majority of cases, Facebook's automated systems actually did a pretty good job of both detecting and flagging content before users could even get the chance to report it. The report provided detailed data on just how much objectionable content CEO Mark Zuckerberg's famed social network had to moderate in recent months.

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