Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence to Combat Terrorism

Facebook has started using ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI) to help combat terrorists’ use of its platform.

Before it, Facebook had already provided some tips for spotting fake news. Facebook was already under fresh political pressure to tackle fake news in the run-up to the UK general election. 

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Facebook officials said in a blog post on 15 June 2017, that the company uses AI to find and remove the “terrorist content” immediately before users see it. This is a departure from Facebook’s usual policy of only reporting suspect content if users report it first.

They also say that when the company receives reports of potential “terrorism posts,” it reviews those reports urgently.

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