For years, Facebook has been under fire for how it modifies content on its social media platforms. After a series of reports earlier this month about the disturbing results of an internal investigation that Facebook apparently ignored for years, the company is trying to protect its image by providing a missing background.
Earlier this month, a series of scathing reports from the Wall Street Journal showed that Facebook knows social media platforms have mechanisms that can cause harm. While reviewing leaked internal documents, the magazine found that the company treats elites in a special way, shows the harmful effects of Instagram on teenage girls, tries to mobilize users and promote positive interaction between them, causing costly mistakes. In an interview with Mike Allen Axios, Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs, said the reports leave no doubt that the company has a complex and difficult portfolio. Solve cases as a conspiracy. Over the past five years, Clegg has also written in direct response to the Wall Street Journal revelations, describing the group as riddled with "intentional errors" of what the company has done in light of internal research. its social context.
Today, Facebook strives to make it clear that it has always wanted to innovate responsibly and has made progress in addressing key challenges over the past few years. In terms of context, the company claims to have invested more than $13 billion in safety and security measures since 2016. Five years later, more than 40,000 Facebook employees were hired to work in this space alone.
The safety teams include outside contractors focused on content modification, 5,000 of which have been added in the past two years, have advanced AI systems with the same concept in their understanding of multiple languages and can now remove 15 times more malicious content than in 2017.
Overall, Facebook is trying to show that it has been more responsive to its challenges. Yemen and Security are active in the early stages of product development. The company notes that it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts and 20 million pieces of misinformation about Covid-19 in the first half of this year, as well as implementing time management features that remind you to use Facebook apps, and relax on Instagram.
Facebook says it has invested $13 billion in security over the past five years