Facebook Fails Again to Detect Hate Speech in Ads

The test couldn't have been much easier — and Facebook still failed.

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FILE - Facebook's Meta logo sign is seen at the company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. on Oct. 28, 2021. According to a report released Thursday, June 9, 2022, Facebook and parent company Meta once again failed to detect blatant, violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform by the nonprofit groups Global Witness and Foxglove. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The test couldn’t have been much easier — and Facebook still failed. Facebook and its parent company Meta flopped once again in a test of how well they could detect obviously violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform by the nonprofit groups Global Witness and Foxglove. The hateful messages focused on Ethiopia, where internal documents obtained by whistleblower Frances Haugen showed that Facebook’s ineffective moderation is “literally fanning ethnic…

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