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Tech Today: Facebook taking steps to remove ‘terrorist’ content

Tech Today: Facebook taking steps to remove ‘terrorist’ content

Facebook has announced details of steps it is taking to remove terrorist-related content.

The move comes after growing pressure from governments for technology companies to do more to take down material such as terrorist propaganda.

In a series of blog posts by senior figures and an interview with the BBC, Facebook says it wants to be more open about the work it is doing.

The company told the BBC it was using artificial intelligence to spot images, videos and text, related to terrorism as well as clusters of fake accounts.

The ability of so-called Islamic State to use technology to radicalise and recruit people has raised major questions for the large technology companies.

They have been criticised for running platforms used to spread extremist ideology and inspire people to carry out acts of violence.

Governments, and the UK in particular, have been pushing for more action in recent months, and across Europe talk has been moving towards legislation or regulation.

 

Source: www.bbc.com

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June 15th, 2017

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