Friday, February 17, 2017

Facebook Algorithms 'Will Identify Terrorists'

Hmmmm, if Facebook can't even remove hate speech (remember, they claimed it would take a "wonder machine"), what makes you think they can identify terrorists?

In a letter describing the plan, he said algorithms would eventually be able to spot terrorism, violence, bullying and even prevent suicide. He admitted Facebook had previously made mistakes in the content it had removed from the website. But he said it would take years for the necessary algorithms to be developed. The announcement has been welcomed by an internet safety charity, which had previously been critical of the way the social network had handled posts depicting extreme violence.