Facebook Will Use Artificial Intelligence to Find Extremist Posts
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 16/06/2017 23:19
Responding to complaints that not enough is being done to keep extremist content off social media platforms, Facebook said Thursday that it would begin using artificial intelligence to help remove inappropriate content.
Artificial intelligence will largely be used in conjunction with human moderators who review content on a case-by-case basis. But developers hope its use will be expanded over time, said Monika Bickert, the head of global policy management at Facebook.
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