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Facebook: nude minors and sexual exploitation content removal Q3 2018 - Q4 2020

This statistic shows the number of child nudity and sexual exploitation-related content items that Facebook took action on from the third quarter of 2018 to the fourth quarter of 2020. During the most recently reported period, the social network removed 5.4 million pieces of content that violated their community standards - from nude photos to exploitative material. This number is down from 13.4 million pieces of content in the third quarter of 2020.

Global number of child nudity and sexual exploitation-related content items removed by Facebook from 3rd quarter 2018 to 4th quarter 2020

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Release date

November 2020



Survey time period

Q3 2018 to Q4 2020

Supplementary notes

According to Facebook, " We take action against a range of content that violates our standards, from nonsexual nude photos to exploitative material involving children. We remove violating content regardless of the context or the person's motivation for sharing it, to avoid the potential for abuse."

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