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    Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Optimistic’ AI tools to flag, remove hate speech on Facebook will be developed in 5-10 years

    Updated: April 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm EST  See Comments

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted Tuesday it will be five to 10 years before Facebook has technological tools in place to flag and remove hate speech from the platform before it is posted.

    During testimony before a joint hearing with the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., asked Zuckerberg what challenges Facebook faces with evaluating hate speech versus legitimate political discourse.

    Zuckerberg noted it’s more difficult for Facebook to rely on technology to root out hate speech compared to other content on the platform, such as terrorist propaganda.

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