Facebook Pulled Down Millions Of Misleading COVID-19 Posts

Facebook says it pulled down more than seven million misleading COVID-19 posts from the site and Instagram in the second quarter.

It also slapped warnings on nearly 100-million more pieces of virus-related misinformation. Many of the posts included fake prevention measures or baseless cures that could be dangerous.

With COVID-19 taking up so much of the company's time, moderators weren't able to delete as many posts involving suicide, child nudity and sexual exploitation. A lot of that had to do with employees working from home and not wanting to expose their families to the content.

The social media giant also targeted hate, pulling 22.5 million posts labeled hate from the sites.