UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — For the first time, Facebook revealed just how often it censored content that didn’t meet its community standards.
On May 15, the social media giant published an article breaking down the amount of hate speech, graphic violence, terrorism and sex that appeared on its site.
Facebook said it deleted or added warnings on those kinds of posts more often in the first three months of 2018 than in the last three months of 2017.
While there appears to be a rise in such content, the company is also getting better at catching it.
Facebook said it can now flag more than 95 percent of posts about terrorism, nudity, sex, spam or fake accounts before users report them.
The company acknowledged it has more work to do on catching posts containing hate speech.
It plans to support its 17,000 human moderators by improving artificial intelligence tools.