Meta receives over 1 million complaints about deleted posts

In about a year, Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, received about 1.1 million sources about posts that were deleted from its social networks.

Complaints mostly come from users in the US, Canada and Europe. Posts are usually disqualified because they violate some platform rules, such as hate speech, incitement to violence and even bullying.

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Posts are removed through an automated system, and when users don’t agree with a decision, they can appeal. Complaints are sent to an independent department at Meta who evaluates them on a case-by-case basis.

The sector is also responsible for noting improvements in content editing on Instagram and Facebook.

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Instagram is testing artificial intelligence to verify the age of users

Instagram is a social network that is allowed for people over the age of 13, but it’s not news to anyone that some kids try to create a profile on the platform before the age limit is reached.

To avoid this kind of situation, Instagram is testing a new artificial intelligence (AI) service that will be able to read users’ faces in order to estimate people’s true age. In addition to this verification mode, the social network will also add a type of social verification.

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In this second mode, Instagram will contact three of your followers on the social network to inquire about your real age. Users contacted must be over 18 years old and will have three days to respond to inquiries.

Instagram’s new age verification methods are part of the platform’s concerns that surfaced in 2019. Prior to that, the social network did not even ask users for their date of birth when creating a profile.

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