Monday June 27, 2016

Facebook, YouTube Automatically Blocking Extremist Videos

According to Reuters, YouTube and Facebook are deploying systems that automatically block and remove extremist videos. There's no word on how this is actually being done but, if they can hand out ten copyright takedown notices on a YouTube video before the damn thing is even done processing, I think they can handle something like this.

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 under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate, from Syria to Belgium and the United States.