RPD: Removing Harmful Content

91st in a 2022 Series*

What would you think of a media company that had to address millions of pieces of harmful content it shared over the last few months– an amount so large it had to develop artificial intelligence to help detect adverse content faster, had to remove 1.7 billion fake accounts since September 2021, had to quadruple safety and security teams, and spent $16 billion on safety and security teams and technology over the last six years. You might think this provider would change its content so it wasn’t so dangerous. What company are we talking about here? The actions above were listed in a full-page advertisement on May 19 from Facebook. Think about that. And this solution: Whatever you publish, you own it. “Facebook,” the ad reads, “knows that meaningful connection can only happen on safe, secure platforms.” Just like a newspaper.

–Tom Silvestri, Executive Director, The Relevance Project

*ABOUT THE SERIES: Our goal is to share a Relevant Point of the Day (RPD) each weekday throughout 2022. Our target is at least 222. Thank you for supporting The Relevance Project. Your success is our focus.

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