Facebook Opens Up about Efforts to Scrub Offensive Content

Facebook Opens Up about Efforts to Scrub Offensive Content Photo: KSTP

May 15, 2018 09:20 AM

Facebook believes its policing system is better at scrubbing graphic violence, gratuitous nudity and terrorist propaganda from its social network than it is at removing racist, sexist and other hateful remarks polluting its influential service.

The self-assessment came Tuesday in Facebook's first breakdown of how much material it removes in an effort to shield its 2.2 billion users from offensive content and prevent the social network from becoming a terrorist recruitment center.

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