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Facebook Says It’s Removing More Hate Speech Than Ever Before — But There’s a Catch

On Nov. 13, Facebook announced with great fanfare that it was taking down substantially more posts containing hate speech from its platform than ever before.

Facebook removed more than seven million instances of hate speech in the third quarter of 2019, the company claimed, an increase of 59% against the previous quarter. More and more of that hate speech (80%) is now being detected not by humans, they added, but automatically, by artificial intelligence.

The new statistics, however, conceal a structural problem Facebook is yet to overcome: not all hate speech is treated equally.

Read more at TIME

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