Secret Weapon of Facebook to Fighting Terrorists is Human Experts and AI
Facebook has declared that it is actively fighting terrorism online, and it is using artificial intelligence (AI) to do so. The post said that radicalization typically occurs offline, but there's no denying that the internet is a major communication channel for terrorist groups around the world. The Islamic State (ISIS) is thought to have hundreds of social media accounts, even doing recruiting drives on social media. It's a massive problem, and Facebook wants to help solve it. With billions of users speaking some 80 languages, the post noted, the challenge is enormous. But Facebook said it believes that AI can act as a solution. One of the ways that the technology can help is by matching images and videos to known terrorist content. The hope is that the company would be able to prevent other accounts from uploading a photo or video that was previously removed from the site for its ties to terrorist activity, the post said.