The social media giant Facebook removed more than 18 million pieces of content from its main platform and Instagram globally for violating its policies on COVID-related misinformation and harm.

“We’re also working to increase vaccine acceptance and combat vaccine misinformation,” the company said in its Community Standards Enforcement Report Q1′.

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“In Q1, it was 0.05-0.06 percent or 5 to 6 views per 10,000 views. We evaluate the effectiveness of our enforcement by trying to keep the prevalence of hate speech on our platform as low as possible while minimizing mistakes in the content that we remove,” Guy Rosen, VP Integrity at Facebook, wrote in a blog post.

In Q1, Facebook took action on 8.8 million pieces of bullying and harassment content, up from 6.3 million in Q4 2020. It also took action on 9.8 million pieces of organized hate content, up from 6.4 million in Q4 2020 and 25.2 million pieces of hate speech content, compared to 26.9 million in Q4 2020.

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