terrorism

tech-social-media

Twitch Sues to Identify Users Who Uploaded Christchurch Video and Porn to Its Platform

Users posted the violating material to the section of Twitch for Valve-developed game 'Artifact' over Memorial Day weekend.
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
In Moderation

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.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
4.25.19
In Moderation

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.
Joseph Cox
4.19.19
In Moderation

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.
Joseph Cox
4.17.19
ISIS

The 'ISIS Matchmaker' Wants to Return to the UK

Tooba Gondal, a notorious British female ISIS recruiter and propagandist, is alive in a camp in Syria—and wants to return to Britain with her two young children.
Simon Cottee
4.4.19
Australia Today

The Christchurch Shooter Has Been Charged with 50 Counts of Murder

The man responsible for the shooting deaths of numerous Muslim worshippers last month was initially charged with just one murder. New Zealand police recently announced more than 50 additional charges.
Gavin Butler
4.4.19
Singapore

I Was on a Plane and the Pilot Announced There Was a Bomb on It

“Mom, are we going to be ok? Are we going to reach Changi?"
Vijay Singh
4.2.19
content moderation

Internal Google Email Says Moderating Christchurch Manifesto ‘Particularly Challenging’

Google saw an issue with moderating the Christchurch terrorist’s so-called manifesto in part because of its length, telling moderators to mark potential copies or sections as “Terrorist Content” if they were unsure.
Joseph Cox
3.19.19
tech

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.
Joseph Cox
3.15.19
true crime

This California Airport Bomber Was a Godfather of 'Lone Wolf' Terrorism

The "Alphabet Bomber" attacked LAX, manipulated the media, and set the stage for decades of fear and far-right attacks.
Seth Ferranti
3.4.19
Far-Right Extremism

Online Neo-Nazis Are Increasingly Embracing Terror Tactics

Fascist Forge is the latest online, neo-Nazi breeding ground for violent extremism and it’s unapologetically calling for lone wolf terrorism.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
1.29.19
News

An Interview with Abu Huzaifa, Canadian ISIS Fighter

“I guess the title of having been a Mujahideen,” said Abu Huzaifa al-Kanadi, the infamous ISIS fighter at the center of the “Caliphate” podcast, “it's just not something you want to give up so easily.”
Ben Makuch
1.17.19
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