Terrorism

Europe to push for one-hour takedown law for terrorist content

The European Union’s executive body is doubling down on its push for platforms to pre-filter the Internet, publishing a proposal today for all websites to monitor uploads in order to be able to quickly remove terrorist uploads. The Commission handed platforms an informal one-hour rule for removing terrorist content back in March. It’s now proposing turning […]

Facebook doubles the amount of terrorism content scrubbed from its platform

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Facebook actually stopped harmful content from spreading. 

The company said in a press release Monday that it removed or added a content warning to 1.9 million pieces of “ISIS and al-Qaeda” content in January through March — twice the amount it removed in the previous three months. 

Supposedly, 99 percent of that content was removed because Facebook’s technology and employees found it, not because users reported it. 

“In most cases, we found this material due to advances in our technology, but this also includes detection by our internal reviewers,” wrote Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice president of global policy management, and Brian Fishman, its global head of counterterrorism policy.  Read more…

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Twitter claims more progress on squeezing terrorist content

Twitter has put out its latest Transparency Report providing an update on how many terrorist accounts it has suspended on its platform — with a cumulative 1.2 million+ suspensions since August 2015. During the reporting period of July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 — for this, Twitter’s 12th Transparency Report — the company says a total […]

Social media handed “one-hour rule” for terrorist takedowns in Europe

 The European Commission is still considering whether to regulate social media platforms to ensure they promptly remove illegal content — be it terrorist propaganda, child sexual exploitation or hate speech but also commercial scams and even copyright breaches.  Read More