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REPORT: Facebook Removed 2.5 Million Pieces of “Hate Speech” In Just Three Months

In a just-released report from Facebook’s VP of Product Management, it was revealed that Facebook removed a shocking amount of content in just the first quarter of 2018 alone.

After widespread criticism of the social network, Zuckerberg’s company was forced into more transparency. The newly-released report shows that Facebook removed a staggering 2.5 million pieces of “hate speech” from their network in just the past three months.

38% of the content removed was done through the companies automated algorithms while the bulk, 62%, was left to be flagged and manually removed by humans (and we all know how unbiased humans are). The nonsensical term hate speech, as many know, has no real definition; it’s highly subjective and rests at the hands of whatever human might come across it.

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