The international non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders has sued Facebook, accusing the social network of using "misleading commercial practices." As noted in their lawsuit, representatives of the organization, the social network promises users a "safe, reliable and error-free" online environment, but instead, xenophobic publications and fakes are widely spread on Facebook. The French and Irish branches of Facebook are listed as defendants in the lawsuit. The organization expects that the French court's ruling on Facebook will have "global implications" as the social network has uniform terms of service around the world. Under French law, misleading commercial practices are punishable by a fine of up to 10% of annual sales in that country.
Meanwhile, yesterday Facebook published data on the fight against the spread of inaccurate information. The company said it is deleting several million fake accounts every day. So, in the period from October to December 2020, more than 1.3 billion such accounts were deleted, and over the past three years, more than 100 networks were deleted for "coordinated inauthentic behavior." Facebook noted that it is constantly increasing the number of employees involved in tracking inaccurate, fake information and accounts, and now more than 35 thousand people are doing this with the support of AI.