Facebook reports surge in posts with graphic violence

Facebook reports surge in posts with graphic violence

But that's not to say the relatively low number is due to an defect from Facebook. The report shows just how much of that content was seen by Facebook users, how much was removed, and provides evidence that 583 million fake Facebook accounts were deleted.

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.

"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. This is in addition to the millions of fake account attempts we prevent daily from ever registering with Facebook. Current estimates by the firm suggest 3-4% of active Facebook accounts on the site between October 2017 and March were fake. "In other words, of every 10,000 content views, an estimate of 22 to 27 contained graphic violence", the report said.

"For hate speech, our technology still doesn't work that well and so it needs to be checked by our review teams", said Guy Rosen, the company's vice-president of product management, in a statement posted online announcing the release of the report.

Facebook removed 2.5 million pieces of hate speech in the three months to March, a rise of more than half from the three months prior.

Facebook acknowledged it has work to do when it comes to properly removing hate speech.

Small doses of nudity and graphic violence still make their way onto Facebook, even as the company is getting better at detecting some objectionable content, according to a new report. Facebook noted that while its artificial intelligence technology found and flagged many standard violations, more progress needed to be done.

"For example, artificial intelligence isn't good enough yet to determine whether someone is pushing hate or describing something that happened to them so they can raise awareness of the issue".

The report also addressed that users will be notified about the detection of these flagged posts and this amounts to 85.6 percent of the user base.

Mr Rosen said making the figures public will "push" the company to improve more quickly.

However, messages inciting hatred, the robot can distinguish much more hard - a computer's intelligence does not understand the cultural and contextual features, so in this category, Facebook is largely dependent on staff moderators.

The report also covers fake accounts, which has gotten more attention in recent months after it was revealed that Russian agents used fake accounts to buy ads to try to influence the 2016 elections. This means, the social media company still relies on its users and reviewers to check up on hate speeches and it will take some time for its AI to learn sarcasm and detect abusive hate speeches.

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