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Facebook’s AI makes little headway in the fight against hate speech

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Facebook today published its annual transparency report, and for the first time included the number of items removed in each category that violated its content standards. While the company seems to be very proficient at removing nudity and terrorist propaganda, it’s lagging behind when it comes to hate speech. Of the six categories mentioned in the report, the number of hate speech posts Facebook’s algorithms caught before users reported them was the lowest: For hate speech, our technology still doesn’t work that well and so it needs to be checked by our review teams. We removed 2.5 million pieces of…

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