Facebook refutes claims that their AI has only marginally decreased hate speech.

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On Sunday, Facebook replied to a news report that its AI technology has had little success in reducing and deleting violent content from the social media platform. According to the Wall Street Journal, the social network’s engineers calculated that the company’s algorithms eliminate just a small proportion of harmful information that violates regulations, according to internal papers from 2019.

According to the Journal, the difficulty is that we don’t have a model that captures even a majority of integrity damages particularly in sensitive areas, a senior engineer and research scientist said in a mid-2019 letter.

After the brawl on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, which highlighted how online hate can cross over into the real world. The business has been under increased criticism to do a better job of regulating material.

However, Facebook claims that using AI technology, the prevalence of hate material on the site has decreased by about half in the last three quarters, to approximately 0.05 percent of content views, or about 5 out of 10,000 views.

What Facebook Vice President Claims:

In a blog post published on Sunday, Facebook Vice President of Integrity Guy Rosen said that Data extracted from stolen documents is being exploited to build a narrative that the technology we employ to fight hate speech is insufficient and that we purposefully misrepresent our success.  This isn’t correct.

Neither we nor our users or advertisers want to see bigotry on our platform. And Rosen wrote that we are open about our efforts to eliminate it.

In the weeks since Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee turned whistle-blower. He revealed thousands of papers and internal conversations showing Facebook was aware of the hazards of its products. But Facebook minimized its impact publicly, the corporation has been spending more time. So far, lawmakers from both parties have expressed increased interest in holding Facebook accountable.

Earlier this month, Haugen testified before a US Senate subcommittee, alleging that Facebook’s products harm children, promote divisiveness, and damage our democracy. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, also slammed Haugen’s testimony, claiming it painted a “false picture” of the social network.

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