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

Facebook doubles the amount of terrorism content scrubbed from its platform

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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