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Facebook Says Artificial Intelligence Has Sped Up Removal Of Terrorist Content

29 November, 2017

Facebook Says Artificial Intelligence Has Sped Up Removal Of Terrorist Content

Facebook says it’s able to remove 99% of Islamic State and Al Qaeda terrorist content before it’s flagged by users thanks to advances in artificial intelligence that are helping stop the spread of terrorist content.

Once Facebook is aware of the terrorist content, it removes 83% of it within an hour of it being uploaded, the company said Tuesday.

“We are encouraged by these numbers but we know we have to work to do and we are working on getting better and faster,” said Monika Bickert, who runs global policy management. She would not say how much terrorist content — how many posts, images, videos and the like — is removed from Facebook.

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