What Facebook and Twitter Are Doing to Remove Bad Content

What Facebook and Twitter Are Doing to Remove Bad Content

Image credit: Iain Masterton | Getty Images Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Morning Brew is a witty (and free) email newsletter delivering the latest news from Wall St. to Silicon Valley, daily. Upgrade your morning routine here. As part of its purge of bad content from its platform, Facebook deleted 583 million fake accounts and 865.8 million posts during Q1 2018. Nope, like actually inappropriate content: graphic violence, terrorist propaganda, nudity, hate speech, and fake accounts -- all of which violate Facebook's Community Standards. And for the very first time, Facebook spilled the beans on exactly how much content it removes from its platform. AI does a better job of flagging certain types of bad content than others: It flagged almost 100% of spam and 96% of adult nudity before any human found out. Only 38% was flagged by AI before a user complained...which speaks to the tricky nuances of human language. But bad content isn't just a Facebook problem. Sign up for multiple accounts at the same time (pretty sketchy).

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What Facebook and Twitter Are Doing to Remove Bad Content

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Morning Brew is a witty (and free) email newsletter delivering the latest news from Wall St. to Silicon Valley, daily. Upgrade your morning routine here.

As part of its purge of bad content from its platform, Facebook deleted 583 million fake accounts and 865.8 million posts during Q1 2018.

Bad content? Like your neighbor Derek’s trick shot compilation? Nope, like actually inappropriate content: graphic violence, terrorist propaganda, nudity, hate speech, and fake accounts — all of which violate Facebook’s Community Standards.

And for the very first time, Facebook spilled the beans on exactly how much content it removes from its platform.

So…what did…

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