India, June 13 -- Ninety three percent of all posts reported as hate speech on Facebook in India are not removed and half of those posts initially removed are later restored, a new research report has found, signaling possible loopholes in content moderation.

The report, 'Facebook India: Towards The Tipping Point of Violence Caste and Religious Hate Speech', published by US-based Equality Labs, is based on four months of monitoring Facebook posts in India by a team of 20 researchers in four languages - English, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada.

The report also added that the maximum chunk of hate speech was Islamophobic (37%), followed by false news (16%) and posts targeting gender/sexuality (13%) and caste (13%).

The report based its analysis...