Incidents involved as both Developer and Deployer

Incident 7226 Reports
Facebook translates 'good morning' into 'attack them', leading to arrest


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.


Incident 2846 Reports
Facebook’s Automated Removal of Content Featuring Nudity-Containing Artworks Denounced as Censorship


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.


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


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.


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


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.


Incidents Harmed By

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


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.


Incidents involved as Deployer

Incident 4693 Reports
Automated Adult Content Detection Tools Showed Bias against Women Bodies


Automated content moderation tools to detect sexual explicitness or "raciness" reportedly exhibited bias against women bodies, resulting in suppression of reach despite not breaking platform policies.


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