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Facebook Publishes Its Latest "Enforcement Report”; Removes More Than Three Billion Fake Accounts and Seven Million "Hate Speech" Posts




Facebook has sought to expel more than three billion fake accounts alongside more than approximately seven million "hate speech" posts as it distributed its most recent "enforcement report", which subtleties what number of posts and records it made a move on between October 2018 and March 2019.

The Social Networking company's Chief Executive Zuckerberg clarifies when he hit back against various calls to break Facebook, “I don't think that the remedy of breaking up the company is going to address [the problem]," he said.

He displayed his contention defending Facebook's size made it conceivable to protect against the network's problems.

While move was made on more than one million posts selling weapons in the sixth month time frame covered by the report. The social network will now also report what numbers of posts were evacuated for selling "regulated goods”, for example, drugs and guns.

For certain sorts of content, like child sex abuse imagery, violence and terrorist propaganda, the report evaluates how frequently such a content was 'actually seen' by individuals on Facebook.

For the first time though, the report reveals that between January and March 2019 more than one million appeals were made after posts were erased for "hate speech". Also, moreover around 150,000 posts that were found not to have broken the hate speech policy were re - established amid that period.

Facebook said the report featured, "areas where we could be more open in order to build more accountability and responsiveness to the people who use our platform".

Zuckerberg however assured any doubts the reporters might have saying that, “The success of the company has allowed us to fund these efforts at a massive level. I think the amount of our budget that goes toward our safety systems...”



Facebook cannot guarantee interference-free EU elections: Zuckerberg

Facebook Inc is much better than it was in 2016 at tackling election interference but cannot guarantee the site will not be used to undermine European Parliament elections in May, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday.

Chastened since suspected Russian operatives used Facebook and other social media to influence an election that surprisingly brought Donald Trump to power in the United States, Facebook has said it has ploughed resources and staff into safeguarding the May 26 EU vote.

Zuckerberg said there had been a lot of important elections since 2016 that have been relatively clean and demonstrated the defenses it has built up to protect their integrity.

“We’ve certainly made a lot of progress ... But no, I don’t think anyone can guarantee in a world where you have nation states that are trying to interfere in elections, there’s no single thing we can do and say okay we’ve now solved the issue,” Zuckerberg told Irish national broadcaster RTE in an interview.

“This is an ongoing arms race where we’re constantly building up our defenses and these sophisticated governments are also evolving their tactics.”

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia ran a disinformation and hacking operation to undermine the American democratic process and help Republican Trump’s 2016 campaign. Moscow denies interfering in the election.

Under pressure from EU regulators to do more to guard against foreign meddling in the bloc’s upcoming legislative election, Facebook toughened its rules on political advertising in Europe last week.

It also announced plans to ramp up efforts to fight misinformation ahead of the vote and will partner with German news agency DPA to boost its fact checking.