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Facebook reveals Enforcement Numbers

For the first time in its history, Facebook has published the numbers on guideline violations and content removals.

Faces and numbers

Vice President of Data Analytics, Alex Shultz, has presented a Hard Questions post along side Facebook’s guide to Understanding the Community Standards Enforcement Report.

The recent report covers efforts occurring between October 2017 to March 2018, encompassing the areas of: adult nudity, sexual activity, graphic violence, hate speech, terrorist propaganda, spam and fake accounts.

What do the numbers say?

Facebook removed 837 million pieces of spam as well as 583 million false accounts in Q1 of 2018. Over 85% of the 3.5 million pieces of graphic violence removed was flagged by AI before even being reported.

While 21 million pieces of adult nudity/sexual activity were removed along with 2.5 million posts of hate speech. 

A large part of Facebook’s success credits the AI tracking and flagging of content before it is even reported, this includes fake accounts and spam, so we’ll just have to take Facebook’s word for it. And they wouldn’t steer you wrong, right?

What do you think about the latest enforcement numbers? We want to know what you think in our comment section found below.

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