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Parliamentary question - E-003296/2023Parliamentary question

Inaccurate automated translations on Meta’s social media platforms


Question for written answer  E-003296/2023
to the Commission
Rule 138
Samira Rafaela (Renew)

Following up on Written Question E-003111/2023[1] regarding shadow-banning on major social media platforms, I would now like to make the Commission aware of recent, and deeply worrying, occurrences of ‘inaccurate automated translations’.

Meta has officially apologised after falsely inserting the word ‘terrorist’ into the profile biographies of Palestinian Instagram users[2]. Concern about these obvious, often one-sided, digital biases creeping into people’s daily use of social media is growing by the day.

Submitted: 8.11.2023

Last updated: 21 November 2023
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