terrorism

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
16 hours ago
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
3 days ago
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
In Moderation

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
by the way

While No One Is Looking, Trump Is Escalating America’s Drone War

In expanding US drone strikes in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Trump has "shredded" Obama-era safeguards to minimizing the risk of civilian casualties.
David Axe
6.22.18
In Moderation

Leaked Documents Show How Instagram Polices Content to Prevent ‘PR Fires’

Besides revenge porn and terrorism, flags for moderators include ‘Nazi,’ ‘Cartel,’ and ‘Gang,’ according to leaked training documents for Instagram workers.
Joseph Cox
5.14.18
blockchain

The International Monetary Fund Has a Dystopian Vision for the Blockchain

IMF head Christine Lagarde wants to “fight fire with fire” in order to regulate cryptocurrencies.
Jordan Pearson
3.13.18
redacted

Here’s the FBI’s Internal Presentation About the 9/11 Attacks

FBI documents obtained by Florida Bulldog offer more questions than answers about the circumstances surrounding the 9/11 attacks.
Sarah Emerson
7.25.17
super

Homeland Security Will Begin “Heightened Screening” of Phones on All US-Bound Flights

In March, the agency announced a ban on electronics on US-bound flights coming from the Middle East and North Africa.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.28.17
Counter-terror

UK Cops Say Visiting the Dark Web Is a Potential Sign of Terrorism

In a leaflet distributed as part of a nationwide counter-terrorism campaign, police tell citizens to be on the lookout for anyone using the dark web.
Joseph Cox
6.20.17
Bad bug

Facebook Exposed Moderators to the Very Suspected Terrorist Groups They Were Monitoring

One moderator fled the country and went into hiding.
Ben Sullivan
6.16.17
Internet Insecurity

A TV Hack Appears to Have Sparked the Middle East's Diplomatic Crisis

Alleged hackers broke into a TV station to broadcast and tweet fake news, provoking a huge diplomatic incident.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.5.17
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