Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts

After publishing its internal community enforcement guidelines last month, the world’s largest social network today revealed the extent to which its enforcement guidelines are really stretched. The company will break down its enforcement efforts in a new report which will be published quarterly. The efforts are sorted into six main categories which include adult nudity and sexual activity, graphic violence, terrorist propaganda, hate speech, and fake accounts. Facebook has revealed that more than half a billion fake accounts have been removed so far this year. The quarterly report will also mention how much of the content against the guidelines was seen by its users and how much of it was removed upon reporting and how much was removed even before a user reported the content that violates its guidelines.Perhaps unsurprisingly, spam and fake accounts are at the top of the list and in the first quarter of this year alone, Facebook has removed 837 million spam pieces and 583 million fake accounts from th

Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts

Facebook axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said Tuesday, detailing how it enforces "community standards" against sexual or violent images, ...

Tue 15 May 18 from Phys.org

Facebook disabled 583 million fake accounts and millions of spam, sex and hate speech posts

Facebook revealed Tuesday it had removed more than half a billion fake accounts and millions of pieces of other violent, hateful or obscene content over the first three months of 2018, as lawmakers ...

Tue 15 May 18 from The Washington Post

Facebook shuts down 583 million fake accounts as it reveals it is packed with abusive content

Huge number of fake accounts represents a quarter of its user base

Tue 15 May 18 from The Independent

Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is challenging for the company because computer programs have difficulties understanding the nuances of human language, the ...

Tue 15 May 18 from Phys.org

Facebook details policing for sex, terror, hate content

Facebook pulled or slapped warnings on nearly 30 million posts containing sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant ...

Tue 15 May 18 from Phys.org

Facebook shut down 1.3 billion fake accounts in the last six months

Facebook disclosed that it disabled 1.3 billion 'fake accounts' over the past two quarters, many of which had 'the intent of spreading spam or conducting illicit activities such as scams'. ...

Tue 15 May 18 from Daily Mail

Facebook is having trouble fighting hate speech

A new Facebook report says it's making progress automatically detecting nudity, spam and terrorism, but not hate speech.        

Tue 15 May 18 from USA today

Facebook Has Removed Half A Billion Fake Accounts So Far This Year

After publishing its internal community enforcement guidelines last month, the world’s largest social network today revealed the extent to which its enforcement guidelines are really ...

Tue 15 May 18 from Ubergizmo

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