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Facebook India Files


‘Borderline’ problematic content faster, slips under radar: Facebook memo

November 16, 2021 8:03 am

40% of such ignored content included nudity, hate speech and violence

As hate content spiked, cost cuts at Facebook hit its review team

November 12, 2021 2:22 pm

To reduce expenses, three potential levers were proposed internally at the social media company — reviewing fewer user reports, reviewing fewer proactively detected pieces of content, and reviewing fewer appeals.

Pre and post 2019 polls: Facebook memos flag anti-minority post surge

November 12, 2021 2:22 pm

A July 2020 report specifically noted there was a marked rise in such posts in the preceding 18 months, and that the sentiment was “likely to feature” in the coming Assembly elections, including West Bengal.

3 staff memos flagged ‘polarising’ content, hate speech in India but Facebook said not a problem

November 12, 2021 2:23 pm

A spokesperson for Meta Platforms Inc said: “We had hate speech classifiers in Hindi and Bengali from 2018. Classifiers for violence and incitement in Hindi and Bengali first came online in early 2021”.