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Facebook: 1.9M Terrorism Content Removed In Q1 2018

After weeks of backlash due to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook vowed to improve the platform services. Just today, the company announced that it has removed 1.9 million terrorism content from its platform. The figure reflect just the first quarter of 2018 which is almost twice the figure of 2017. 

The social media giant gave a clean definition of what it termed and understood by terrorism. It defined terrorism as any non-governmental organization that engages in premeditated acts of violence, government, or international organization in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim. This also includes religious extremists, violent separatists to white supremacists and militant environmental groups.


Facebook noted that the company’s policy prohibits terrorists from using Facebook and its services. It also revealed that its new detection technology focuses more on ISIS, al-Qaeda, and their affiliates. The company says it has taken down 1.9 million pieces of ISIS and al-Qaeda content from its platform.

These take down were possible due to its counterterrorism team which currently has over 200 members. Its internal reviewers were able to detect 99% of the case with little help from reported cases.

Although not directed against any government, Facebook will take not any post that violate its policies. The social media giant promises to work harder in identify and remove content related to terrorism as soon they were posted.

Facebook: 1.9M Terrorism Content Removed In Q1 2018 Facebook: 1.9M Terrorism Content Removed In Q1 2018 Reviewed by King Larry on April 24, 2018 Rating: 5

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