How technology detects violations

UPDATED

JUN 28, 2021

People on the Facebook app and Instagram post billions of pieces of content every day. Even with thousands of reviewers around the world, it’s impossible for them to review it all by themselves. That’s where the Facebook company’s artificial intelligence comes in.

OUR TECHNOLOGY FINDS MORE THAN 90% OF THE CONTENT WE REMOVE BEFORE ANYONE REPORTS IT*

*for most violation categories

Our technology proactively detects and removes the vast majority of violating content before anyone reports it

We remove millions of violating posts and accounts every day on the Facebook app and Instagram. Most of this happens automatically, with technology working behind the scenes to remove violating content—often before anyone sees it. Other times, our technology will detect potentially violating content but send it to review teams to check and take action on it.

This work is never finished. People will keep trying to evade our technology, so we need to keep improving.

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