Despite Facebook's aggressive stance on improving identification and removal of inappropriate content, the company admitted its artificial intelligence has a hard time finding hate speech.
In a blog post, the company said Tuesday it removed 2.5 million pieces of hate speech content during the first quarter of the year. However, only 38 percent of the problematic items were identified by its technology.
"It's partly that technology like artificial intelligence, while promising, is still years away from being effective for most bad content because context is so important," Facebook vice president of data analytics Alex Schultz wrote in the blog post. "For example, artificial intelligence isn't good enough yet to determine whether someone is pushing hate or describing something that happened to them so they can raise awareness of the issue."