Hate and violent posts are on the rise on social media platforms Facebook and Instagram. According to the report, the number of cases of hate speech and violent posts on Facebook increased by 82% during April 2022. While the number of violent posts on Instagram has increased by 86 percent. In such a situation, the question arises whether Facebook and Instagram are not safe to use?
Rising cases of obnoxious speech
According to a report released on May 31, Facebook identified 53,200 posts in April that used hate speech. In April 2022, there was an increase of 82% against 38,600 cases of hate speech in March. At the same time, according to the report, 41,300 hate and violent content were shown on Instagram in March, which increased to 77,000 violent and inflammatory content in April 2022.
decrease in the number of facebook users
The number of Facebook users has been steadily declining for some time now. As a result, the company is also incurring losses on the revenue front. In the third quarter of fiscal year 2022, Facebook’s daily active global users decreased from 1.930 billion to 1.929 billion. Let us tell you, this is the first case when the number of global users of Facebook has decreased. At the same time, Meta posted revenue of $10.3 billion in the December quarter. However, the company’s sales rose to $33.67 billion from $28.1 billion a year ago.