August 11, 2020

Facebook reports progress catching hate speech

San Francisco (AFP) – Facebook on Tuesday reported progress in catching abusive content on the platform as it relied more on automated systems during the pandemic.The leading social network released its latest enforcement report as it announced updated policies to bar specific kinds of “implicit hate speech” such as blackface and “stereotypes about Jewish people controlling the world.”The “proactive detection rate” rose six percent to 95 percent, with the leading social network taking action on 22.5 million pieces of content deemed hateful at Facebook and Instagram in the second quarter of thi…


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