Facebook has been under pressure for its failure to remove violence, nudity, hate speech and other inflammatory content from its site. Government officials, activists and academics have long pushed the social network to disclose more about how it deals with such posts.
Now, Facebook is pulling back the curtain on those efforts — but only so far.
Facebook published numbers for the first time detailing how much and what type of content it takes down from the social network. In an 86-page report, Facebook revealed that it deleted 865.8 million posts in the first quarter of 2018, the vast majority of which were spam.
Facebook also said it removed 583 million fake accounts in the same period. Of the accounts that remained, the company said 3 percent to 4 percent were fake.
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We believe that increased transparency tends to lead to increased accountability and responsibility. Publishing this data will allow the community to measure our progress over time. Read the full report: https://t.co/z1S4eWuTt1 pic.twitter.com/MhZa0uIlFl
— Facebook (@facebook) May 15, 2018