Facebook removes more posts with extremist content

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Facebook has removed twice as many posts with extremist content during the first three months of the year compared with the previous quarter.


1.9 million posts related to the Islamic State (IS) or al-Qaeda have either been removed or warned about during the first quarter of the year, according to Facebook Inc.

Most of the posts have been removed, while only a small percentage have been assigned warnings.

Facebook has received a lot of criticism from sources lately.

The EU is among those who have put pressure on the company and its competitors to remove such posts more quickly.

In the first quarter of the year, it took on average of a minute to remove such extremist posts after they were published. The company uses a software that, for example, uses image comparison to identify such posts.

On Monday it was also announced by Facebook that they have for the first time established their own definition of “terrorism”.

“Any non-governmental organisation associated with committing acts of violence against people and property in order to scare civilians,government or international organizations to achieve a political, religious or ideological goal.”


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1 Comment on "Facebook removes more posts with extremist content"

  1. Pedro J. Alfonso | 24. April 2018 at 17:22 |

    “A King and more than a King treated as if He was a pawn?”

    Pass the message on to Facebook……

    I lived with the PAIN of the Truth for many years and held my Wrath back for the sake of the innocents including all living species on This Planet!

    You responsible for deleting the comments made by my niece on my note” Sonnia America Alfonso Fernandez”, and my responses to Her about He mother’s death…YOU RESTORE THOSE COMMENTS back on the note’s comments, OR YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!!!!!!!!!!! And the You in this sentence means ALL OF HUMANITY!
    My Cup has been running over now for many years. Time for me to stop moving “MY RED LINE” FARTHER AND FARTHER AWAY. It has already been crossed enough.

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