Friday, June 16, 2017

Facebook Enlists AI, Human Experts in New Push Against Terrorism - Bloomberg

See Hard Questions (Facebook Newsroom) for more details

"“Although academic research finds that the radicalization of members of groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda primarily occurs offline, we know that the internet does play a role -- and we don’t want Facebook to be used for any terrorist activity whatsoever,” Bickert and Fishman write.

Over the past year Facebook has increased its team of counterterrorism experts and now has more than 150 people primarily dedicated to that role. Many of these people have backgrounds in law enforcement and they collectively speak almost 30 languages. In addition, Facebook has thousands of employees and contractors around the world that respond to reports of violations of its terms of service, whether that’s online bullying, posting porn or hate speech."
Facebook Enlists AI, Human Experts in New Push Against Terrorism - Bloomberg
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