Facebook recently released a new report on how the company combats spam and fake accounts on its platform. It is said that the report is an attempt to show the effectiveness of Facebook’s artificial intelligence (AI) in flagging content before it impacts users and enforcing the service’s Community Standards.
Facebook said in its report that its AI was able to take down 837 million pieces of spam in the quarter and nearly all of it was found prior to user reports. It also disabled 583 million fake accounts within minutes of registration in the first three months of 2018.
In addition to this, the AI was also able to detect 21 million pieces of adult nudity and sexual activity, capturing 96% of this content class before it was reported, while 3.5 million pieces of content with graphic violence were captured at 86% before reporting.