Facebook Promises to Take Action against Gender Violence in Social Network
It is in response to an advertising boycott promoted by feminist groups

The Californian Company Facebook acknowledged on Tuesday that its lack of supervision over content promoted violence against women in its social network and promised solutions in response to an advertising boycott promoted by feminist groups.

In a text published on its Facebook SafetyPage, the internet company admitted that its systems to identify and eliminate hate speech have not worked as expected, particularly as gender-based violence is concerned.



Internet Company admitted that its systems to identify and eliminate hate speech did not work as expected

"In some cases, content is not deleted as quickly as we want. In others, content that should be eliminated has not been or has been evaluated with outdated criteria", said the Vice President of Global public policy for Facebook, Marne Levine.

Facebook confirmed its willingness to continue promoting freedom of expression in its social network while recognizing that it should pay more attention to what is being published by more than 1 billion users.

In some cases, the content is not deleted as fast as we want

"We need to improve and we will do it", said Levine.

Facebook listed a number of immediate measures to "ensure that this will not happen again in the Facebook community", among which is reviewing the guidelines to evaluate content, update the training of its teams that filter harmful content and expose the real identity of those who used Facebook to promote detest.
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