Facebook users seeing less violent and graphic content – report

F acebook users are seeing less violent or graphic content and hate speech compared with last year, according to the social network’s latest report on how it enforces its rules. The report said the firm had increased the amount of harassment content it had taken down.

The social media giant also confirmed it would work with audit firm EY on an independent assessment of the company’s content moderation systems, and announced the launch of its online Transparency Centre, which Facebook said gives the public more insight on how it creates and enforces policies.

The company, along with wider social media, has come under increased scrutiny during the pandemic over its approach to keeping users safe online and amid high-profile cases of online abuse, harassment, misinformation and hate speech.

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