Facebook updates hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election


• In Q2 2020, Facebook took action against 280,000 pieces of content in Myanmar for violations of its Community Standards prohibiting hate speech, of which 97.8% were detected proactively by its systems before the content was reported to it

• Since August, electoral, issue and political ads in Myanmar have had to display a ‘paid for by’ disclosure label

• “the tech giant was forced to admit it had not stopped its platform from being repurposed as a tool to drive genocide”

• Facebook says it’s “built a team that is dedicated to Myanmar”

Source: ITpro

By Pulkit Bhardwaj

Btech, MBA | IIT Kanpur alumnus