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MAKING PROGRESS

The world has changed a lot, and so has Facebook

The technologies that brought us together as a global society have raised challenges with no simple solutions.

But over the last several years, we’ve gotten to work making our platforms safer — and we’re not done yet.

No one knows precisely what the future holds, but we’re hard at work preparing for it.


SAFETY AND EXPRESSION

We are creating spaces for people to connect and express themselves as safely as possible.

Removing harmful and illicit content

We've invested more than $13 billion and quadrupled our safety and security teams to 40,000 people since 2016. These teams reduce the spread of harmful and illicit content on our platforms and develop AI technology to remove millions of fake accounts each day.

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Tracking and sharing our progress

Our quarterly Community Standards Enforcement Report details the progress we’re making to enforce our policies and demonstrates our continued commitment to safety on Facebook and Instagram.

Taking action against misinformation

More than 80 independent fact-checking partners help us combat misinformation in over 60 languages. When they rate content False, we apply a label with more context and move it lower in News Feed so it’s seen by fewer people.

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DATA AND PRIVACY

We have a responsibility to protect your privacy and give you control. We built new tools to make it easier for you to adjust your privacy settings.

Privacy Checkup

We made it easier to decide who can see what you share, how people find you on Facebook, your data settings, ad preferences and more.

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More protections

Transparency

We’ve increased transparency about how we are approaching privacy as a company by sharing details on our progress as we address privacy concerns.

Security

We expanded encryption to keep data and messages more secure. People can also turn on two-factor authentication, login alerts and other options using Privacy Checkup.

Controls

Data tools like Access Your Information and Download Your Information allow people to view and manage their information, and our new Transfer Your Information tool keeps data secure when it moves between services.


PREPARING FOR ELECTIONS

A vote counted is a voice heard, which is why we secure our platforms ahead of elections and empower people to vote.

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Preventing election interference

Facebook security teams have disrupted and removed more than 150 covert influence operations since 2017, stopping them from using inauthentic accounts, Pages and Groups to manipulate public debate.

Empowering voters

Transparency

Each month more than 3 million people globally use the Ad Library to make more than 50 million searches about who funded an ad, a range of how much they spent, and the reach of the ad across demographics.

Voter Interference

We remove misrepresentations about who can vote, qualifications for voting, and methods for voting, as well as whether a vote will be counted and misrepresentation about the materials required to vote.

Collaboration

We work with governments, law enforcement agencies, nonprofits, civil rights groups and other tech companies to stop emerging threats.

SUPPORTING A RESPONSIBLE END TO THE PANDEMIC

Connecting people with authoritative COVID-19 information remains crucial, and we're supporting efforts to keep communities safe and connected.

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Credible information

We’ve connected 2 billion people to reliable information about COVID-19 and removed 20 million pieces of COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation.

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Vaccine acceptance

More than 4 million Americans have used our vaccine finder to locate COVID-19 vaccination centers and make appointments, and over 50% of Facebook users in the US have seen someone use the COVID-19 vaccine profile frames from the HHS and the CDC.

INNOVATING MORE RESPONSIBLY

We’ve learned worthwhile lessons and we’re applying them to what comes next.

No one has a crystal ball, but we’ve built our teams and technology to look around corners and prepare for upcoming challenges. We’ve changed not just what we build, but how we build it — innovating with integrity, right from the start.