Facebook has been holding famous users on its platform to lower standards with a system it uses called XCheck. The firm said it is trying to address XCheck's issues and eventually stop using it.
Twitter is experimenting with allowing some users to report tweets containing misleading information, with a special focus on misinformation related to COVID-19, vaccines, and elections.
In Q4 2020, Facebook saw a decrease in hate speech prevalence and other content which violates its policies, such as adult nudity. This was driven by modifications to its content moderation systems.
After joining hands with multiple tech giants on Wednesday, Twitter has escalated its moderation of content related to COVID-19 that will put people at a greater risk of transmitting the disease.
Facebook has announced new tools in order to curb occurrences of online bullying and harassment. Users will now be able to report others, to Facebook, on behalf of friends and family.
YouTube's transparency report for the last three months of 2017 shows that almost 8.3 million videos were removed as the company tries to better enforce its community guidelines via automation.
It appears that Facebook is testing a "Downvote" button which allows users to mark questionable comments as misleading, offensive, or off-topic. However, it is only intended for comment moderation.