Facebook has disabled 583 million fake accounts in the past three months

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The inappropriate content includes vilification, graphic violence, adult nudity and sexual activity, terrorist propaganda, spam and fake accounts.

The prevalence of graphic violence was higher and received 22 to 27 views-an increase from the previous quarter that suggests more Facebook users are sharing violent content on the platform, the company said.

Overall, Facebook estimates that around 3% to 4% of the active Facebook accounts on the site during this time period were still fake.

The report also covers fake accounts, which has gotten more attention in recent months after it was revealed that Russian agents used fake accounts to buy ads to try to influence the 2016 elections.

In terms of graphic violent content, Facebook said more than 3.4 million posts were either taken down or given warning labels, 86% of which were spotted by its detection tools.

The social media network took action against 1.9 million posts containing Islamic State, al-Qaida and related terrorism propaganda before users reported them in the first quarter of this year, Facebook said in a report.

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The figure represents between 0.22 and 0.27 per cent of the total content viewed by Facebook's more than two billion users from January through March.

Though Facebook extolled its forcefulness in removing content, the average user may not notice any change. Almost 100 percent of spam and terrorist propaganda was detected accurately, alongside 99 percent of fake accounts and around 96 percent of posts with adult nudity and sexual activity. The company has evaluated thousands of apps to see if they had access to large amounts of data, and will now investigate those it has identified as potentially misusing that data, it said in a blog post. Hate speech is harder to police using automated methods, however, as racist or homophobic hate speech is often quoted on posts by their targets or activists.

SAN FRANCISCO Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is challenging for the company because computer programs have difficulties understanding the nuances of human language, the company said today. "Self-referential comments or sarcasm", the report said, noting that Facebook aims to "protect and respect both expression and personal safety".

Facebook's vice president of product management, Guy Rosen, said in a blog post Tuesday about the newly-released report that nearly all of the 837 million spam posts Facebook took down in the first quarter of 2018 were found by Facebook before anyone had reported them.

Revenge porn, suicidal ideation, harassment and other prominent types of Facebook posts did not have specific numbers attached to them, according to the Guardian.

Facebook stepped further into its new era of data transparency Tuesday with the release of its inaugural Community Standards Enforcement Report.

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