Why does Facebook cover offensive comments in posts?

We only cover offensive comments on Feed posts in the Facebook app for Android right now.
When you select the comment section of someone’s Facebook post in your Feed, you may notice that some comments are covered because they might be offensive.
We’ll cover an offensive comment with a message that says, “This comment is hidden because it might be offensive.” The comment will still be visible to the person who wrote it but will be hidden for everyone else.
How does Facebook determine if a comment is offensive?
We may label a comment as being offensive (example: hate speech or violence inciting content) if it appears to go against Facebook’s Community Standards and is unranked. A post’s comments are unranked if the comment ranking setting is turned off for the profile. This means that comments on a post will appear in most recent order by default. Learn more about comment ranking.
Unhide covered comments
To help you engage with things that matter most to you, we’ll let you decide if you want to see comments that might be offensive. If you want to see a covered comment and its replies, select Unhide below the comment. At that time, it will only be visible to you and the person who wrote it. We’ll automatically cover the comment again when you refresh the post.
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