Facebook and YouTube Are Failing to Detect Terrorist Content in Arabic
"Jihadists are aware that Arabic, in addition to considering it a sacred language, provides a linguistic firewall which their adversaries find difficult to penetrate."
Pinterest Bans Anti-Abortion Group Live Action for Posting Misinformation
Live Action posted "misinformation related to conspiracies and health," Pinterest said. It continues to thrive on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
YouTube's Bungled PR Announcements Made Carlos Maza's Harassment Worse
YouTube rolled out a major policy change amid a high-profile harassment campaign by Steven Crowder's fans.
YouTube Miserably Fails to Explain Why It Didn’t Ban Steven Crowder
The platform has rolled out a series of confusing tweets and background statements about Steven Crowder's antagonism of Vox's Carlos Maza.
Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too.
A Twitter employee who works on machine learning believes that a proactive, algorithmic solution to white supremacy would also catch Republican politicians.
36 Days After Christchurch, Terrorist Attack Videos Are Still on Facebook
The videos on Facebook and Instagram show sections of the raw Christchurch attack footage, and variations continue to thwart Facebook's moderators and technology.
Machine Learning Identifies Weapons in the Christchurch Attack Video. We Know, We Tried It
It took 29 minutes for a Facebook user to first report the livestream of the Christchurch terrorist. Now a machine learning system spots weapons in the stream with an over 90 percent confidence rating.
Gun Sellers Are Advertising on Instagram and Directing Customers to Encrypted Chat Apps
A leaked Facebook document gives more detail on the type of firearm parts that the social network does not allow people to sell peer-to-peer.
Twitter and YouTube Won’t Commit to Ban White Nationalism After Facebook Makes Policy Switch
Following a Motherboard investigation, Facebook banned white nationalism and white separatism. But Twitter and YouTube, two platforms with their own nationalism problems, won’t commit to following Facebook’s lead.
Facebook Bans White Nationalism and White Separatism
After a civil rights backlash, Facebook will now treat white nationalism and separatism the same as white supremacy, and will direct users who try to post that content to a nonprofit that helps people leave hate groups.
It Took 10 Seconds for Instagram to Push me Into an Anti-Vaxx Rabbit Hole
While social media giants crack down and Facebook says it will make changes to stop anti-vaxx content, Instagram’s recommendation engine makes it exceptionally easy to come across a waterfall of anti-vaccine accounts.
Documents Show How Facebook Moderates Terrorism on Livestreams
On Friday, at least 49 people were killed in terror attacks in New Zealand. Documents, sources, and interviews with senior Facebook employees show how difficult it is for social media companies to moderate live footage.