Facebook removes millions of child abuse posts

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New Delhi: Facebook Inc removed millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, according to its latest content moderation report released on November 13.

For the first time, Facebook has also released figures for Instagram and including numbers for posts related to suicide and self-harm.

It removed more than 11.6 million pieces of content depicting child nudity and sexual exploitation of children on Facebook and 754,000 pieces on Instagram during the third quarter.

Facebook also added data on actions it took around content involving self-harm for the first time in the report. It said it had removed about 2.5 million posts in the third quarter that depicted or encouraged suicide or self-injury.

The company also removed about 4.4 million pieces involving drug sales during the quarter, it said in a blog post.

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