Jul 13, 2020

ISIS 'still evading detection on Facebook', report says

Facebook accounts linked to the Islamic State group are still finding ways to evade detection on the social media platform, a new report claims. The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, which carried out the study, tracked 288 Facebook accounts linked to a particular ISIS network over three months. ISD. The researchers say these accounts did not seem to be as heavily moderated as the Arabic and English ISIS accounts. ISD says Facebook's automated and manual detection systems need to be updated, with proactive investigations into repeat offending accounts and their connections to other accounts on the platform. "In response to the research, a Facebook spokesperson told ISD:"We had already removed more than 250 accounts referenced in ISD's report and are reviewing the remaining 30 accounts against our policies.

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