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Incident 7227 Reports
Facebook translates 'good morning' into 'attack them', leading to arrest

2017-10-17

Facebook's automatic language translation software incorrectly translated an Arabic post saying "Good morning" into Hebrew saying "hurt them," leading to the arrest of a Palestinian man in Beitar Illit, Israel.

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Incident 2846 Reports
Facebook’s Removal of Content Containing Artworks and Their Advertisements That Featured Nudity via Automated and Human-Reviewed Moderation Denounced as Censorship

2018-05-01

Facebook’s removal of posts featuring renowned artworks by many historical artists and their promotional content due to nudity via both automated and human-moderated means were condemned by critics, such as museums and tourism boards, as cultural censorship and prevention of artwork promotion.

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Incident 2135 Reports
Facebook’s Political Ad Detection Reportedly Showed High and Geographically Uneven Error Rates

2020-07-01

The performance of Facebook’s political ad detection was revealed by researchers to be imprecise, uneven across countries in errors, and inadequate for preventing systematic violations of political advertising policies.

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Incident 3805 Reports
Facebook's Auto-Generated Targeting Ad Categories Contained Anti-Semitic Options

2014-03-04

Facebook's automated advertising categories generated using users' declared interests contained anti-Semitic categories such as "Jew hater" and "How to burn Jews" which were listed as fields of study.

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Incident 3994 Reports
Meta AI's Scientific Paper Generator Reportedly Produced Inaccurate and Harmful Content

2022-11-15

Meta AI trained and hosted a scientific paper generator that sometimes produced bad science and prohibited queries on topics and groups that are likely to produce offensive or harmful content.

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