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article imageFacebook has deleted millions of spam posts and fake accounts

By Markos Papadatos     May 15, 2018 in Internet
Facebook has thinned out millions of spam posts, and it has removed millions of fake accounts, in an effort to keep its content cleaner, to enforce its community standards.
According to an article in the New York Times, the social network has been pressured by government officials, as well as activists and scholars to share details about how they deal with such situations. As indicated in the article, by Sheera Frenkel, Facebook has been under pressure to remove nudity, violence and hate speech, among other "inflammatory content."
The social network revealed that it in the first quarter of 2018, it deleted over 865 million posts, and it disabled 583 million fake accounts, which is an astounding number. The majority of these Facebook posts dealt with nudity, propaganda, graphic violence, terrorism and hate speech, among other negative content.
In addition, Facebook stated that from the remaining accounts, a mere three to four percent were fake. The Washington Post reported that Facebook has become better at policing nudity than hate speech.
Facebook's vice president of product management, Guy Rosen, noted that the social network has increased its efforts significantly over the past year and a half, in order to flag and remove content that is inappropriate and derogatory. The company will continue publishing reports about the content they removed every six months.
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