Jun 15, 2017

Facebook reveals measures to remove terrorist content

Facebook has announced details of steps it is taking to remove terrorist-related content. "We want to find terrorist content immediately, before people in our community have seen it," it said. Among the issues being looked at, they said, was creating a new legal liability for companies if they failed to remove certain content, which could include fines. "We want to be very open with our community about what we're trying to do to make sure that Facebook is a really hostile environment for terror groups," Monika Bickert, director of global policy management at Facebook, told the BBC. One criticism British security officials make is of the extent to which companies rely on others to report extremist content rather than acting proactively themselves. "We know we can do better at using technology - and specifically artificial intelligence - to stop the spread of terrorist content on Facebook," the company says.

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