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For the First Time Facebook Gives Estimate Of Bullying, Harassments On Its Platforms

Facebook for the first time disclosed the prevalence of bullying and harassment on its platform.

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Facebook for the first time disclosed the prevalence of bullying and harassment on its platform.

In accordance with the recent report which says such content of bullying and harassment was seen between 14 & 15 times per every 10,000 views on the site in the third quarter, Facebook implies steps ahead and will disclose the estimates from now on.

The company, which recently changed its name to Meta, also said in its quarterly content moderation report that bullying and harassment content was seen between 5 and 6 times per 10,000 views of content on Instagram.

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The social media giant been into controversies recently over its handling abuses & laws, rules after a former employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen leaked internal documents that include research and discussions about Instagram's effects on the mental health of teens and on whether Facebook's platforms stoke divisions.

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Facebook said its bullying and harassment numbers only captured instances where the company did not need additional information, such as a report from a user, to decide if the content broke its rules.

They said that of the 9.2 million pieces of content the company removed from Facebook for breaking its bullying and harassment rules, it found 59.4% proactively.

"Bullying and harassment is a unique challenge and one of the most complex issues to address because context is critical," the company's global head of safety, Antigone Davis, and product management director Amit Bhattacharyya said in a blog post.

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