Facebook, Google anti-Semitic content moderation

Occurred: August 2021

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A new study by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) finds that Facebook, Google, TikTok, Twitter, and other major social media platforms are routinely failing to take down anti-Semitic posts on their platforms, despite being flagged . 

Analysing over 'anti-Jewish' 700 posts invoking Holocaust denial and forms of neo-Nazism which had collectively been viewed 7.3 million times, CCDH discovered that 84% had not been not acted upon. 

Facebook is the worst offender, failing to remove 89% of anti-Semitic posts. Facebook says 97% of hate speech was discovered by its system before it was reported by users.

Operator: Meta/Facebook; Alphabet/Google/YouTube; Bytedance/TikTok; Twitter  
Developer: Meta/Facebook; Alphabet/Google/YouTube; Bytedance/TikTok; Twitter
Country: Global
Sector: Technology
Purpose: Detect hate speech
Technology: Content moderation system
Issue: Bias/discrimination - religion; Safety - harassment
Transparency: Governance; Complaints/appeals

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Type: Incident
Published: November 2021