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Facebook removed 2.5 million posts related to suicide, self-injury during third quarter

Facebook removed 2.5 million posts related to suicide, self-injury during third quarter
FILE PHOTO: The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White   -   Copyright  Thomas White(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had removed about 2.5 million posts in the third quarter that depicted or encouraged suicide or self-injury.

The company also removed about 4.4 million pieces of drug sale content during the quarter, it said in a blog post.

Facebook revealed the numbers in a report, in which it also provided data related to content moderation on its Instagram app.

(Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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