Findings on hate speech, misinformation in India led to deeper analysis, says Facebook
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Findings on hate speech, misinformation in India led to deeper analysis, says Facebook

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October 25, 2021

The user account created by a Facebook researcher in Kerala two years ago that encountered several instances of hate speech and misinformation on the basis of algorithmic recommendations led the company to undertake a “deeper, more rigorous analysis” of its recommendation systems in India, the social media platform said.


New Delhi, 25 October 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express,  Facebook was responding to queries from The Indian Express on The New York Times report about the effects of the social media platform in India, especially in the run-up to the 2019 general elections. “This exploratory effort of one hypothetical test account inspired deeper, more rigorous analysis of our recommendation systems, and contributed to product changes to improve them. Product changes from subsequent, more rigorous research included things like the removal of borderline content and civic and political Groups from our recommendation systems,” a Facebook spokesperson said. “Separately, our work on curbing hate speech continues and we have further strengthened our hate classifiers, to include 4 Indian languages,” the spokesperson said.

Source - indianexpress.com

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