Facebook Reveals Troubling Takedown Rules for Hate Speech and More

During the first three months of 2018, Facebook pulled or attached warnings to nearly 30 million posts. This affected posts with sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda and hate speech. Within the past year, Facebook disabled 1 billion fake accounts.

Facebook took action against 2.5 million pieces of hate speech content during the first three months of this year. That is a 56 increase over October-December. Over the last two months, on average, they deleted around 66,000 posts reported as hate speech per week.

How does the company decide what to pull? What criteria do they use? Conservatives feel a growing concern that Facebook’s standards are unfair and wrongly enforced. The company’s run by those on the left. Most of its employees are on the left. Some evidence suggests that the company censors right-leaning and Christian content.

Now We Know, Maybe

Now Facebook has told us. Kind of. The company published 25 pages outlining what its standards are for taking down inappropriate material. Facebook also issued an 81-page “Community Standards Enforcement Report” detailing recent actions taken.

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