Facebook Hearing: Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Ban ‘Hate Speech’ (Video)

Facebook CEO and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that he would like to use artificial intelligence tools to monitor and ban hate speech on the platform.

He said in Senate hearing that it will take 5-10 years to create artificial intelligence tools that are sophisticated enough to catch hate speech before it’s posted.

“Some problems lend themselves more easily to AI solutions than others,” Zuckerberg said during his Senate testimony. “So, hate speech is one of the hardest, because, determining if something is hate speech is very linguistically nuanced. You need to understand what is a slur and what–whether something is hateful, not just in English, but the majority of people on Facebook use it in languages that are different across the world.”

“Contrast that, for example, with an area like finding terrorist propaganda which we’ve actually been very successful at deploying AI tools on already,” he continued. “Today, as we sit here 99 percent of the ISIS and Al Qaeda content that we take down on Facebook, our AI systems flag before any human sees it.”

“So, that’s a success in terms of rolling out AI tools that can proactively police and enforce safety across the community. Hate speech, I’m optimistic that over a five to ten-year period we will have AI tools that can get into some of the nuances, the linguistic nuances of different types of content to be more accurate in flagging things for our systems, but today we’re just not there on that.”

“So, a lot of this is still reactive, people flag it to us,” Zuckerberg stated. “We have people look at it. We have policies to try to make it as not subjective as possible, but until we get it more automated, there is a higher error rate than I’m happy with.”


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5 thoughts on “Facebook Hearing: Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Ban ‘Hate Speech’ (Video)

  • April 10, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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    Mark Zuckerberg is an idiot! He just wants to control people’s freedom of speech, which will not happen!

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    • April 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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      A Wannabe Hitler!! Why is it when some people who have money Think They ARE GOD???

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  • April 10, 2018 at 9:49 pm
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    If they are controlling what you say it is not free speech.

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  • April 12, 2018 at 1:19 am
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    I may have made some comments without knowing what ALL the fuss was about. I understand more fully now although, I still am convinced that nobody has ever thanked him! Look what he did crying out loud! We treat others that are genius in intellect so why not him?? OK. He let it get the best of him a nd he got carried away. Now we intend to rein him in bc his head got big and decides he can hear about only what he wants to be heaRD. I think that’s sort of a normal, kinda human error in judgement. Now, hopefully, I think he’ll be more obliged to let freedom ring in the facebook world. I do know why people were upset without knowing all the facts. I,too, have been in FB jail. Thank-you, Mr. Zuckeberg!
    You have done the world a great service even if you wanted to have it your way! I really believe you were duped by the Senator who asked you if you would say where you spent the night! In m mind, that means your young and can be taught to behave!
    One more thing, it seems like some are harboring “hate” for him becAUSE HE’S SO DAM RICH!

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    • April 13, 2018 at 6:08 pm
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      Stop thinking because you don’t know what you’re talking about! It has nothing to do with him being rich!! It about people who are rich have this notion that because they are rich, try to play God and Take Away Our Constitutional Rights To FREE Speech!! This is something that Should Worry You Also!! And by the way, Zuckerberg Taking Away Our Freedom of Speech, That Will Never Happen!!

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