Meta Platforms had 54 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. Meta Platforms Inc filed patents related to user account settings to restrict sensitive content based on age, generating a single media stream from multiple data streams, suspending and resuming tasks on an assistant system, recommending content items based on user attributes, and generating predicted outcomes for content distribution programs. These patents showcase advancements in content moderation, media streaming, task management, recommendation systems, and predictive analytics within online platforms. GlobalData’s report on Meta Platforms gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Meta Platforms grant share with digitalization as a theme is 50% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Safe content discovery (Patent ID: US20240104236A1)

The patent filed by Meta Platforms Inc. describes a method for generating user accounts on a social networking system based on sensitive content classifications and user age. The method involves determining a threshold user tolerance level for sensitive content, receiving user data including age, generating the user account, and configuring account settings to restrict sensitive content if the user's age does not meet the threshold. The system aims to screen content like nudity, violence, sexuality, and obscenity based on user age, with options to adjust settings and filter or down-rank sensitive content.

The patent also includes claims for a system and computer-readable media storing instructions to perform the method described. It outlines the process of setting user account preferences for sensitive content based on age, determining tolerance levels for different content classifications, and implementing measures like filtering, down-ranking, or warnings for content above the threshold. The system is designed to screen sensitive content from various parts of the social networking platform based on user age and the defined threshold, such as explore pages, searches, comments, and more.

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