As a very wild 2020 winds to a close, it looks like the world’s most-used social media platform is taking a moment to reflect. The Facebook news room this month is chock full of progress reports, community updates, and commitments to general good behavior, pulled from its latest Community Standards Enforcement Report.
The team dropped a report in mid-November that measures their progress on combating hate speech, marking the first time they’ve included the metric on the quarterly report. There’s some interesting information here about just how the company balances free speech with public safety, using a mix of AI technology, staff, third-party experts, and user reporting. You can read the full hate speech report here.
Facebook has also reinforced its commitment to being open and honest about its processes, with the release of a Transparency Report that covers the first half of 2020. With information about how Facebook safeguards data and works with governments, it’s a thorough rundown of what’s going on behind the scenes. Read more about Facebook’s transparency here.
Or, just dig into the full, big, juicy Community Standards report here to get the full picture.