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Outside the United States, dozens of languages ​​are twice as moderate

How can an Afghan user report to Facebook to remove hateful content? The task is not easy, because the interface is very poorly translated into Pashto and Tari languages, two of the thirty languages ​​spoken in the country, complains one of the social networking staff. “In a country like Afghanistan, the proportion of people who understand English is very low and it seems very important to ensure that the system translates without error.”, Writes, especially from Facebook “The country’s first social networking site”.

Excerpt from an anonymous document sent to Congress highlighting Facebook's failures in Afghanistan.

This passage is taken from the January 2021 reference to Afghanistan. It was one of thousands of pages of Facebook documents recovered by former employee Francis Hogan, who left Facebook in May 2021, and was sent to various media outlets by a US congressional source. Scientist. These files are often presentations, reports, and surveys conducted by members of the Facebook “Integrity” team responsible for site security.

These documents provide a rare overview of the world’s largest social networking machine with 2.9 billion users, 90% of whom are outside the United States. These files reveal some of the shortcomings of the American giant, one of the major shortcomings associated with its international operations: dozens of languages ​​and countries sometimes in danger or in the midst of conflict, security and moderate systems, human and automation. , That is not enough.

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Today, Facebook does not treat the United States and the rest of the world equally. Condemned by Francis Hogan. The company is hypocritical for not investing in proper security measures for all non-English speaking users. “ ‘Most vulnerable countries have less secure version of Facebook’Adds amount for violations.

Coincidentally, this observation was extended by Maria Ressa, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. “Facebook prioritizes spreading lies mixed with anger and hatred rather than revealing the truth.”, Rated by a Philippine journalist on October 9th. This data is in addition to: First series of articles De Wall Street Journal About the mistakes of Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, which plunged the company into its worst political crisis after 2018. Cambridge Analytica, Donald Trump’s campaign provider, Had access to millions of personal files.

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