Meta Platforms had 33 patents in social media during Q1 2024. Meta Platforms Inc has filed patents related to user account settings for restricting sensitive content based on age thresholds, suspending and resuming tasks on assistant systems, improving content distribution predictions, creating interactive avatars for AR content, and applying machine learning for social networking recommendations. These patents showcase Meta’s focus on enhancing user experiences and content distribution through innovative technologies. 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 social media as a theme is 57% 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 and tolerance levels, with options to adjust settings and control the presentation of 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 receiving user data, determining tolerance levels for sensitive content, and configuring account settings accordingly. The system is designed to filter, down-rank, or provide warnings for sensitive content based on user age and preferences, ensuring that inappropriate content is screened from various parts of the social networking platform. The patent emphasizes the importance of age-appropriate content presentation and user control over sensitive material to enhance user experience and safety on the platform.

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