Facebook Disabled 583 Million Fake Accounts, Sex And Hate Speech Posts
16 May, 2018, 12:42 | Author: Rolando Keller
The first of what will be quarterly reports on standards enforcement should be as notable to investors as the company's quarterly earnings reports.
The numbers were released in Facebook's Community Standards Enforcement Report, which covers areas including fake accounts, spam, hate speech, graphic violence, terrorist propaganda, and nudity.
- 836 million instances of spam had action taken against them. In Q1, Facebook disabled about 583 million fake accounts, most of which were disabled within minutes of registration.
In its first public release of such data, Facebooksaid 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 past year, Reuters reports.
The posts that keep the Facebook reviewers the busiest are those showing adult nudity or sexual activity - quite apart from child pornography, which is not covered by the report. The company says more than 96 percent of the posts removed by Facebook for featuring sex, nudity or terrorism-related content were flagged by monitoring software before any users reported them.
With regards to graphic violence, 3.5 million items were removed in Q1 2018 and 86% was flagged before it was reported.
The company only recently developed the metrics as a way to measure its progress, and would probably change them over time, said Guy Rosen, its vice president of product management. The problem with trying to proactively scour Facebook for hate speech is that the company's AI can only understand so much at the moment. For every 10,000 views of content on Facebook, the company said, roughly 8 of them were removed for featuring sex or nudity in the first quarter, up from 7 views at the end of past year.
Indonesia says church bombers from 1 family
One of the most deadly attacks in Indonesia involved multiple bombs that went off inside and outside nightclubs in 2002 in Bali. He said 41 people were wounded at that location, including two police officers, while one or more of the bombers were killed.
Mourinho: United Won't Celebrate Premier League Second Position
The Red Devils' underwhelming run continued on Thursday night as they were held to a goalless draw by West Ham . "We came second. Marcus Rashford was the main culprit and speculation about his departure arose the minute Mourinho criticized his performance.
Facebook, which like Google is now working on A.I. technology to identify "hate speech", admitted that its current hate-speech-detection technology "still doesn't work that well" and that automatically flagged content "needs to be checked by our review teams".
Facebook today revealed for the first time how much sex, violence and terrorist, propaganda has infiltrated the platform-and whether the company has successfully taken the content down.
As Mark said at F8 we have a lot of work still to do to prevent abuse.
He said technology like artificial intelligence is still years from effectively detecting most bad content because context is so important. Find us on Facebook too!
In the majority of cases, Facebook'sautomated systems actually did a pretty good job of both detecting and flagging content before users could even get the chance to report it.
Publishing official numbers is part of the company's efforts to become more transparent ahead of global criticism.
All told, Facebook took action on almost 1.6 billion pieces of content during the six months ending in March, a tiny fraction of all the activity on its social network, according to the company.
The spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Matt Frei Israel doesn't want war with any of its neighbours. Syrian state TV and the Observatory said police forces are getting ready to enter the area on Friday to guarantee security.
Under British law, the first six people in the line of succession to the throne must obtain the queen's permission to Wednesday . Ralph & Russo are the leading favourites to design Meghan's wedding dress at odds of 1/4, according to Ladbrokes.
Key performance features fitted as standard over the base GT include an electronic limited-slip differential and adaptive dampers. The base model GT S Roadster can go from 0-60 miles per hour is just 3.9 seconds, while the C model gets there in 3.6 seconds.
A German court last month dismissed the extradition request for Puigdemont on the rebellion allegations and released him on bail. Catalonia's pro-independence parties risk an election being automatically triggered if they don't form a government by May 22.
Unlike its more expensive models, the Galaxy J6 bezels are noticeably thicker and body uses plastic instead of glass or metal. To recall, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 sports a 9.7-inch QXGA Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
Brolin's Cable looks great and when he and DP finally get a chance to do more than punch each other, it's quite nice. Still, the overall advance buzz is good as Deadpool 2 looks to upset other titles at the Memorial Day box office.
The expert said that the attackers using these programs can "access" not only to intercepted letters, but all are ever sent. Why this should be taken seriously is because the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is also spreading the word.
Kante helped Chelsea FC to keep Liverpool FC's attacking trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah muted in west London. I think, I think so. "Prior to the Huddersfield game we were in good form but that's not an excuse".
What next for the Premier League's top six?
Guardiola feels his team have been rewarded for their playing style and doubts their record exploits will be matched anytime soon. Manager Guardiola said now was not the time for looking ahead to see if they could improve on their league performance next term.
First lady 'doing really well' after kidney procedure
But if it is larger, or has many blood vessels feeding it, they might choose the embolization procedure or even surgery, he said . Trump, who turned 48 last month, had been experiencing a recurring issue with her kidney that her office describes as benign.
USA will help China's ZTE 'get back into business'
Commerce Department to put the order forbidding American firms from selling parts and providing services to it, on hold. ZTE, one of the world's largest telecom equipment makers, suspended its main operations after the U.S.
Trump's Latest Cabinet Tirade Lasted 30 Minutes
During the meeting, Trump yelled about the United States' porous border and said more needed to be done to fix it. The secretary added, "Border security is the most basic and necessary responsibility of a sovereign nation".