The amount of BL content that has to be removed on Facebook is increasing ominously


Meta – the parent company of Facebook has just said that it removed about 21.7 million different content in the first quarter of 2022 due to BL-related and inciting BL.

The newly announced number is an ominous level, when it is more than twice as high as 12.4 million in the previous quarter. Not only Facebook, but the number of BL content being taken down has also increased on Instagram. According to Meta, there were about 2.7 million posts on the photo-sharing platform removed in the first quarter of 2022.

These figures are part of the “Community Standards” summary report for the first period of 2022. Meta also said that most of the removed content happens before users report it, thanks to technology. automatic identification.

Meta’s strong hand with BL content comes in the context of the company receiving a lot of criticism for the delay in handling the content arising after the shooting in Buffalo (New York, USA). According to Washington Port, a Facebook post related to the incident was shared more than 46,000 times in about nine hours before it was removed.

Commenting on this, Meta VP Guy Rosen said that one of the biggest challenges in responding to events of this type is that many users who post content are always prepared to dodge the post. avoid censorship mechanisms. However, Meta will continuously improve its screening system to more effectively remove BL content that appears in the future.

Also in the latest “Community Standards” report, Meta said it has restored about 756,000 Facebook posts that were mistakenly removed.

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