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Facebook took action against significantly lesser amount of hate speech in December, compliance report shows

A majority of the complaints filed by Indian users were about their Facebook accounts being compromised.

Facebook saw declines in the amount of content that was detected and removed/flagged as hate speech, according to the platform's compliance report for December 2021. Content actioned as hate speech dropped to 60,700 pieces from 1,00,000 pieces in November 2021, while its hate speech detection rate slipped to 87.7% from 91.1% in the previous month. Providing figures for both Facebook and Instagram, the compliance report showed that the former saw a rise in grievances from Indian users while the latter registered a slight dip in grievances compared to last month's report. Under the IT Rules 2021, significant social media intermediaries (like Facebook and Instagram) have to publish periodic compliance reports detailing complaints received from users in India and the actions taken by the platform to address these issues. The lack of online content moderation, especially to do with hate speech on…

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