Facebook touted its progress in curbing content that could cause violence on Thursday, including Donald Trump facing a second impeachment trial before, during and after the fatal attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The social network came under fire for allowing its platform to help plan the January 6 riots. The social network also stated that it had provided information to law enforcement agencies during the uprising.
Facebook’s vice president of content policy, Monika Bickert, said in a phone call with reporters: “We have done a lot of work in response to the attack on the Capitol to ensure that we are playing our part.” Location.
She said: “We are monitoring the attack in real time and making appropriate referrals to law enforcement agencies to assist them in their efforts to pursue those responsible.”
According to Pictet, Facebook in particular has been helping the police identify people who posted their photos from the scene.
She pointed out that since August, the social network has banned more than 890 militias and armed movements, more than 3,000 pages and 19,000 groups related to violence-a large part of which disrupted President Joe Biden’s work before the riots. Proof of the victory of Congress.
Facebook announced an update on content deleted in the last three months of last year, saying that tightening policies and improved artificial intelligence helped it resist the abuse of violence that occurred during the November election and January 6.
Bickert said: “In preparation, we did a lot of work to ensure that our services are not abused.” “Then, we are also working with law enforcement agencies. This is before the outbreak of violence, during the entire period of violence. And afterwards.”
Facebook began using the Stop slogan to block news in November, a slogan used by former President Trump supporters to promote his unfounded claims of election fraud-if they are also believed to instigate violence.
According to Pictet, after the attack on the Capitol, Facebook determined that the expression was related to justifying the riot or violence and decided not to allow it.
Like its neighbors in Silicon Valley, the Internet giant finally strengthened its tone of Trump, who was banned from using a series of social media services after the democratic process was attacked.
Facebook also prohibits the promotion of QAnon campaigns based on extreme conspiracy theories.
Thanks to Republican support in the Senate, Trump, who was impeached for sedition last month, is expected to avoid conviction.
Facebook reported that in the last three months of 2020, 6.4 million organized hate content had been deleted, up from 4 million in the previous quarter, and 26.9 million content that violated hate speech rules.
In Facebook-owned Instagram, 308,000 organized hate content was deleted, up from 224,000 in the previous quarter, while the total number of deleted hate speech content only slightly increased to 6.6 million.
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