Twitter Intensified Anti-Terror MeasuresAdded: Friday, February 26th, 2016
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The social network has deleted over 125,000 accounts linked to terrorists over the past few months: Twitter disclosed some information about its collaboration with western governments in its fight against Islamic State.
Twitter uses a mix of human judgment and technology, creating and expanding teams of specialists in the United States and Ireland that search through thousands of suspect accounts. Isis has also been linked to “bots” that churn out extremist rhetoric and can sometimes be detected by instruments normally used to fight spam.
Twitter announced that it condemns the use of the service to promote violent terrorism and does not permit this type of behavior, or any violent threats. Along with other tech giants, the company has long policed its content for signs of Islamic extremism, but in the past it has not been willing to discuss the details of its policies or procedures, because those have often been viewed as controversial due to the complex and political nature of the judgments behind removing tweets.
The problem is that such efforts create risks for the company that has frequently defined itself as a home for free speech and open debate. However, western politicians increasingly have applied pressure on the US tech giants, urging them to actively fight against Islamic extremism. As a result, Facebook suggested Isis could be quelled by posting anti-Isis content on the social networks and discussed the idea of using an algorithm to try and automatically flag Isis content. At the same time, Google executives have discussed the idea of forcing Isis operatives off the public web.
However, Twitter doesn’t believe that Silicon Valley can invent a formula to spot this traffic online automatically, as the largest online platforms are currently being forced to make challenging judgment calls based on very limited information and guidance.
Friday, February 26th, 2016
|posted by (2016-02-27 02:18:12)|
|that's some issue. marketed as a haven for free speech and tweets, sharing thoughts or ideas quicker than you can review the value or responsibility of such a share. Yet if you claim free speech, even extremist idealism is in the same vein. Not saying im for allowing the proliferation of any recruiting of impressionable youths or easily programmed personalities to commit violence for change or the victory of ones beliefs. But can you really pretend its free speech and not marketing when u cut some out for entirely different reasons. While i find most social media and tech companies to be no more morally sufficient than most terroists groups as they tend to worship the dollar so they can afford good public relations and image management.|
IOW's they can always appear more noble, more dutiful in service to the customer or user. For me the simplicity of the issue is liberties civil or otherwise should be the same for all regardless of race, nation, origin, sex, and anything else. Punishment should ideally be the same for all as well, just an concept they push in our throats in the u.s. through american history, not the idealism we are living up to these days sadly. The surest way to make things worse is to reward or fail to punish bad behaviour. Id say leave the accounts open and have popups that humiliate and/or have a counterpoint, a logical breakdown that shows falsehoods in terrorist reasoning. then allow the user to continue on to the material warned,because simply ignoring or whitewashing a problem isn't a solution but usually a poor one. education, examination, dissemination and discussion.
The downside to ignorantly allowing the "western powers" to vaguely promote an agenda without boundaries borders or ovesight allows a future where anyone who stands against the "power" can be labaled a terrorist and cut off at the knees whether it is a valid assessment or not. IT could lad a dangerous precedent and groundwork for a far less certain future for all.
|posted by (2016-03-01 04:41:13)|
|Just another excuse to monitor every social network. They're just "Keeping you safe"|
|That is strange for an online app that give a person 160 characters, some pictures, and web links to post with.||
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