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Social giants move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

Social giants move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

Written by on June 27, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are […]

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Facebook undertakes European campaign against extremist posts

Facebook undertakes European campaign against extremist posts

Written by on January 19, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) – Facebook Inc began a Europe-wide campaign on Monday to thwart extremist posts on social media, after German politicians in particular raised concerns about a rise in xenophobic comments linked to an influx of refugees. The U.S.-based group launched its “Initiative for Civil Courage Online” in Berlin, pledging over 1 million euros ($1.09 […]

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Facebook, others, quietly fighting extremists

Facebook, others, quietly fighting extremists

Written by on December 7, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web. On Friday, Facebook Inc said it took down a profile that the company […]

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