Microsoft’s Brad Smith Calls for ‘Industrywide’ Plan to Fight Extremist Content After Christchurch

Microsoft has called for the tech industry to set a uniform approach to violent, extremist content following the sickening massacre of Muslims attending mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand by a white supremacist earlier this month. At least 50 people were brutally murdered, scores of others were injured, and footage live-streamed on Facebook by the shooter went viral on a stomach-churning scale. Read More >>

Here’s An Ultra-Pedantic Take-Down Of Something Labour MP Stephen Doughty Said

The big tech companies may soon be forced to do more to prevent the sharing of extremist content, if Labour MP Stephen Doughty gets his way. The Cardiff South and Penarth MP has proposed an amendment to the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill, which is currently shuffling its way through Parliament. Here's what it says: Read More >>

The Government Has an AI Designed to Identify Extremist Material Online

The government has made a big deal about identifying extremist material online, and seems to be involved in an uphill battle to get online communities to actually give a fuck. Now it's taking matters into its own hands, with an AI designed to identify Islamic State propaganda with a 99.995 per cent success rate. Read More >>

Twitter Was Unusually Fast at Removing Extremist Tweets After Nice Terrorist Attack

Twitter, at one time more resistant to shut down accounts due to free speech concerns, seems to be turning around. Watchdog groups say that the social network was unusually fast in erasing extremist material on the site after the Nice attack in France this past weekend. Read More >>

Tech Giants Are Quietly Automating Process To Remove Extremist Content From Sites

The technology that was designed to remove videos from the Internet with copyrighted content could be used for good, according to a report from Reuters. That use? To fight extremism. Read More >>