Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sci-tech | By Bennie Mills

Facebook Trouble With Hate Speech

Facebook Trouble With Hate Speech

"For hate speech, our technology still doesn't work that well and so it needs to be checked by our review teams". We took down or applied warning labels to about three and a half million pieces of violent content in Q1 2018 - 86 per cent of which was identified by our technology before it was reported to Facebook.

The content audited included graphic violence, hate speech, adult nudity and sexual activity, spam, terrorist propaganda (IS, al-Qaeda and affiliates) and fake accounts. Now it has released the numbers in a Community Standards Enforcement Report. Facebook has more than 2 billion monthly active users, suggesting there are still millions of fake accounts on its service at any given time.

In its first public release of such data, Facebook said that of every 10,000 pieces of content viewed on the social platform in the first quarter, an estimated 22 to 27 pieces contained graphic violence, up from an estimate of 16 to 19 late previous year, Reuters reports. We removed 2.5 million pieces of hate speech in Q1 2018 - 38 percent of which was flagged by our technology.

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Under increasing pressure to disclose how it polices its platform, Facebook revealed it took down 837 million pieces of spam content between January and March of this year. Facebook said users were more aggressively posting images of violence in places like war-torn Syria.

"We have lots of work still to do to prevent abuse", Facebook VP Guy Rosen wrote in a separate post.

Instead of trying to determine how much offending material it didn't catch, Facebook provided an estimate on how frequently it believes users saw posts that violated its standards, including content that its screening system didn't detect.

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While artificial intelligence is able to sort through nearly all spam and content glorifying al-Qaeda and ISIS and most violent and sexually explicit content, it is not yet able to do the same for attacks on people based on personal attributes like race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual and gender identity, the company said in its first ever Community Standards Enforcement Report.

Facebook's self-assessment showed its screening system is far better at scrubbing graphic violence, gratuitous nudity and terrorist propaganda. Facebook is expected to host summits in India, Singapore, and the U.S. To address the complaints, Facebook is adding more Burmese language reviewers to its content moderation efforts.

Mr Rosen said making the figures public will "push" the company to improve more quickly. "This is the same data we use to measure our progress internally - and you can now see it to judge our progress for yourselves".

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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", said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a post on his profile Tuesday.

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