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Facebook removed 14 million pieces of terrorist content this year, and the numbers are rising

Facebook must exert constant vigilance to prevent its platform from being taken over by ne’er-do-wells, but how exactly it does that is only really known to itself. Today, however, the company has graced us with a bit of data on what tools it’s using and what results they’re getting — for instance, more than 14 million pieces of “terrorist content” ...

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Facebook connects Russia to 100+ accounts it removed ahead of mid-terms

The 115 accounts Facebook took down yesterday for inauthentic behavior ahead of the mid-term elections may indeed have been linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency, according to a new statement from the company. It says that a site claiming association with the IRA today posted a list of Instagram accounts it had made which included many Facebook had taken ...

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Facebook says it removed 8.7M child exploitation posts with new machine learning tech

Facebook announced today that it has removed 8.7 million pieces of content last quarter that violated its rules against child exploitation, thanks to new technology. The new AI and machine learning tech, which was developed and implemented over the past year by the company, removed 99 percent of those posts before anyone reported them, said Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global head ...

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Twitter says it has removed several accounts affiliated with Infowars and Alex Jones

Twitter has cleared more Infowars related accounts off its platform. The company told CNN today that it permanently suspended 18 accounts affiliated with the far-right website, known for spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories, on Monday after “numerous violations and warnings.” It added the removals were in addition to five Infowars affiliated accounts that had been already been banned. Alex Jones ...

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Protesting ‘journalist’ removed during Erdogan-Merkel joint press conference (VIDEO)

A man believed to be a journalist and wearing a t-shirt with a protest message was forcibly removed from a joint press conference held by German leader Angela Merkel and her Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The man in question is German-Turkish and wore a shirt calling for freedom for journalists, according to reports. A short video clip of the ...

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Sexy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Halloween costume swiftly removed from sale after outcry

A revealing Halloween costume, inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale, was promptly removed from sale after outraged online users blasted the outfit for distorting the very idea of the show, which speaks out against objectifying women. American lingerie maker Yandy said on Friday that the ‘Brave Red Maiden Costume’ was dropped after what it called a “sincere, heartfelt response” from the ...

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US Coast Guard ‘removed’ after making ‘white power’ hand signal on live TV (VIDEO)

The US Coast Guard has “removed” one of its members from the Hurricane Florence response team after he allegedly made a ‘white power’ hand signal during a live TV broadcast. The unidentified team member made the “offensive” ‘OK’ hand gesture while looking into the camera during a live broadcast with Sector Charleston Commanding Officer Captain John Reed on MSNBC. US ...

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Facebook has restored the cross-posted tweets that were removed from users’ profiles

Facebook says it has corrected the issue of users’ deleted posts, which had affected those who had previously cross-posted their Tweets to their Facebook profile – a feature that’s no longer supported. Earlier this month, Facebook locked down its API to prevent third-party apps from being able to post to profiles as the logged-in user, and Twitter was one of ...

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Facebook has restored the cross-posted tweets that were removed from users’ profiles

Facebook says it has corrected the issue of users’ deleted posts, which had affected those who had previously cross-posted their Tweets to their Facebook profile – a feature that’s no longer supported. Earlier this month, Facebook locked down its API to prevent third-party apps from being able to post to profiles as the logged-in user, and Twitter was one of ...

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