According to a statement given by Facebook on Tuesday, it has invested over $13 billion in safety and security measures since 2016. The company has issued this statement days after a newspaper claimed the company had been unsuccessful in settling “the platform’s ill effects” that investigators had detected.
However, the company has reported that it now has 40,000 workers functioning on safety and security measures compared to 10,000 five years ago.
Facebook laid back the adverse consequences on young users of its Instagram application and had an inadequate response to warnings raised by workers over how the platform is utilized in developing countries by human dealers. A report by the Wall Street Journal specified a review of internal company documents.
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According to a blog post of the company,
“In the past, we didn’t address safety and security challenges early enough in the product development process, but we have fundamentally changed that approach.”
According to the social media giant, its artificial intelligence technology has assisted the company in blocking 3 billion fake accounts in the first half of the current year. Apart from this, Facebook also deleted more than 20 million pieces of wrong COVID-19 and vaccine content.
Moreover, the social media platform had stated that it currently has deleted 15 times more content that breaches its policies on hate speech across Facebook and its photo-sharing platform Instagram than when it first started briefing it in 2017.