Facebook `Delighted’ by War Room Response to Brazil Election

Facebook `Delighted’ by War Room Response to Brazil ElectionAs they monitored trends on the company’s sites — like articles that were going viral and spikes in political-ad spending — they noticed a suspicious surge in user reports of hate speech. The data scientists in the room told the policy experts that the malicious posts were targeting people in a certain area of Brazil, the poorer Northeast — the only region carried by the leftist presidential candidate. The policy folks determined that what the posts were saying was against Facebook’s rules on inciting violence.

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