Facebook Removes 3.2 Billion Fake Accounts, 11.4 Million Hate Posts

Facebook Removes 3.2 Billion Fake Accounts, 11.4 Million Hate Posts

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New Delhi, November 15, 2019:

Social media giants Facebook announced that it has removed over 3.2 billion fake accounts in the April-September period, along with taking action on 11.4 million hate speech posts in the same period.

The social media company says that it has removed 5.4 billion fake accounts and 15.5 million hate speech posts in total since January.

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"Over the past two quarters, we have improved our ability to detect and block attempts to create fake, abusive accounts. We can estimate that every day, we prevent millions of attempts to create fake accounts using these detection systems," the social networking giant said on Wednesday.

'Hate speech' is one of the biggest concerns in the digital media age. Defined as "abusive or threatening speech or writing that expresses prejudice against a particular group, especially on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation", hate speech on online platforms such as Facebook, is reportedly causing mental distress to the people. Online hate speech is a type of speech that takes place online with the purpose of attacking a person or a group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or gender.

National governments now recognize online hate speech as a pernicious social problem. In the wake of political votes and terror attacks.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Nov 15, 2019