New Delhi. During April, there has been an increase of about 37.82 percent in hate posts on social media platform Facebook and 86% in violent and inflammatory ‘content’ on Instagram. This information has been received from a monthly report of Meta, the operator of Facebook and Instagram. Most of the controversial content included in this report has been flagged by Facebook and Instagram even before users have complained.
According to a report released by Meta on May 31, Facebook marked 53,200 hate posts during April 2022, an increase of 37.82 percent compared to March. In March, 38,600 such posts were registered.
According to the report, Instagram has processed 77,000 content related to violence and incitement in April 2022. In March 2022, this figure was 41,300.
“We measure the number of posts, photos, videos or comments under ‘Content’ and take action if they go against our standards,” Meta said in its report.
Sheryl Sandberg left the company
Apart from this, Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook-owned company Meta, has announced to step down. Sandberg, who played a key role in transforming Facebook from a startup to a digital leader, announced she would step down on Wednesday after holding the position for 14 years. He said on his Facebook page that now the time has come for a new chapter of life.
She joined the company in 2008, four years before Facebook went public. During this long tenure, Sandberg handled Facebook’s digital advertising business very well. He is considered to be instrumental in turning Facebook into a $100 billion business.