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news.com.au 17 Nov, 2021 07:45 am

Facebook removed over seven million pieces of terrorist content from the social media platform in 2021

Facebook removed over seven million pieces of terrorist content from the social media platform in 2021
Facebook has had to remove more than seven million pieces of terrorist content from its platform over the course of 2021.

Speaking to a Parliamentary inquiry into violent online material on Wednesday, Facebook said its latest Community Standards report registered 7.7 per cent as part of our long standing work to combat terrorist and extremist content,” said Facebook’s Vice-President of Public Policy Simon Milner.Facebook said it removed more than seven millions pieces of terrorist content from it’s platform over a three-month period in 2021.Picture: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook said it had performed a hard crackdown on terrorist and extreme violent material since the incident in 2019.

Since the introduction of these new restrictions, Facebook said it has banned more than 250 white supremacist organisations globally and removed nearly 900 militarised social movements from it’s platform.Facebook has revealed the disturbingly large number of terrorist content it has had to remove from its platform over 2021.

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