Facebook blames technical issue for failure to take down child sex abuse content
- According to the Telegraph, Facebook revealed that its failure in blocking the huge number of child abuse images and videos, which have been broadcasting on its website over the past six months, was due to a technical glitch.
- Notably, the company failed to block the material as two separate bugs were running, one of which is still ongoing.
- Statistics showed that 5 million pieces of child nudity and exploitation content were caught by Facebook in the first quarter of 2021, while the last quarter of 2020 recorded 5.4 million, down from the revelation of 12.4 million pieces of content in the third quarter of 2020.
- Facebook claims to have fixed the first “media matching” issue by relating its systems scan against a database of illegal images, but there are chances of missing some data on which the company is still working.
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