Facebook Proactively Removed 80% of Posts Pulled for Hate Speech in Q2, Q3

The social network released the fourth edition of its Community Standards Enforcement Report

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Facebook released the fourth edition of its Community Standards Enforcement Report Wednesday, covering the second and third quarters of 2019.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during a press call discussing the report, “While we err on the side of free expression, we do have community standards defining what is acceptable on our platform and what isn’t. This is a tiny fraction of content on our platform, but this is some of the worst content out there.”

Vice president of integrity Guy Rosen said in a Newsroom post that the report now includes metrics across 10 policies on Facebook and four on Instagram.

The Facebook policies covered are: adult nudity and sexual activity; bullying and harassment; child nudity and sexual exploitation of children; fake accounts; hate speech; regulated goods (drugs and firearms); spam; suicide and self-injury; terrorist propaganda; and violent and graphic content.




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