WEDNESDAY, 20 NOV 2019

 

CONNECT

Facebook Linked In Twitter
Leptos_Blue_Marine_23/09-23/11_728x90px
Baker_Tilly_18/10-19/12_266x90px
IMH LTD

CBC Governor: Smaller Cyprus Banks Should Follow Bigger Ones in Reducing Their NPLs

Stephane Dujarric: UN Secretary-General is Clear in his Position on Cyprus

IMH LTD
GAP_Group_2019_468x60px

INTERNATIONAL

brought to you by CIPA

Facebook: Another Three Billion Fake Profiles Culled

Facebook: Another Three Billion Fake Profiles Culled

Facebook has published its latest "enforcement report", which details how many posts and accounts it took action on between October 2018 and March 2019, the BBC reports.

During that six-month period, Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts - more than ever before. More than seven million "hate speech" posts were removed, also a record high.

For the first time, Facebook also reported how many deleted posts were appealed, and how many were put back online after review. In a call with reporters on May 30, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg hit back against numerous calls to break up Facebook, arguing its size made it possible to defend against the network's problems.

"I don't think that the remedy of breaking up the company is going to address [the problem]," he said.

"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... I believe is greater than Twitter's whole revenue this year."

Facebook said the rise in the number of deleted fake accounts was because "bad actors" were using automated methods to create large numbers of them.

But it said it spotted and deleted a majority of them within minutes, before they had any opportunity to "cause harm". The social network will now also report how many posts were removed for selling "regulated goods" such as drugs and guns. It said it took action on more than one million posts selling guns in the six-month period covered by the report.

For some types of content, such as child sex abuse imagery, violence and terrorist propaganda, the report estimates how often such content was actually seen by people on Facebook. For the first time, the report reveals that between January and March 2019 more than one million appeals were made after posts were deleted for "hate speech".

About 150,000 posts that were found not to have broken the hate speech policy were restored during that period.

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

MORE ON INTERNATIONAL

European Investment Bank to Phase Out Fossil Fuels Financing

The European Investment Bank has agreed to phase out its multibillion-euro financing for ...

Trump and Erdogan Redirected S-400 Settlements to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Despite the warm welcome and praise US President Donald Trump directed towards Turkey, ...

Facebook Has Shut Down 5.4 Billion Fake Accounts This Year

So far this year, Facebook has shut down 5.4 billion fake accounts on its main platform, ...

FROM AROUND GOLDNEWS

   

Cyprus' Draft Budgetary Plan is Compliant with the Stability and Growth Pact According to the Commission

The Draft Budgetary Plan of Cyprus along with the plans of Germany, Ireland, Greece, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands and Austria are found to be ...
   

Stephane Dujarric: UN Secretary-General is Clear in his Position on Cyprus

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has been very clear in his position on Cyprus, his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric has said, adding that Guterres ...
   

EY Cyprus Announces New Interactive Seminar on the VAT Aspect of Immovable Property

EY Cyprus announces a new interactive seminar on the VAT aspects of Immovable Property, titled “VAT on Property Awareness Drilling: Buildings – ...
   

Company Profile: Bank of Cyprus International Banking

Cyprus is established as a prestigious international financial centre, the ideal bridge between East and West, attracting international business and ...
   

CBC Governor: Smaller Cyprus Banks Should Follow Bigger Ones in Reducing Their NPLs

The smaller Cypriot banks should follow the path set by larger ones in reducing their stock of non-performing loans, Constantinos Herodotou, Governor of the ...
   

The Limassol Real Estate Market

The past few years Limassol has experienced development in an astonishing rate. The post-crisis era brought a series of governmental reforms for financial ...
   

The ENTERTAINER 2020

The ENTERTAINER Cyprus 2020 contains over 1,500 buy one get one free and discount offers at the best restaurants, attractions, golf courses, spas, salons, ...
   

Building Your Personal Brand through Social Media to Compliment Your Professional Goals

Hellas Direct presents The Limassol Star Speaker Show on Thursday, 12 December at the Carob Mill Complex in Limassol. The world is moving fast, creating loads ...
 

YOUR COMMENTS

HEADLINES

MOST POPULAR

Millennials_Summit_16/10-20/11_300x250px
Gold_Digital_Edition_300x250px

IMH LTD