Sunday, September 25, 2022

Microsoft asks social networking platforms work quickly to eliminate terrorism


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, asked Social Networking Platforms to learn, act more and find a way to overcome terrorism following the March 15 incident in New Zealand’s mosques, which was broadcast on Facebook.

“Words alone are not enough. Through the technology sector, we need to do more, especially for those of us who run social networks or digital communication tools or platforms that have been used to amplify violence,” Smith said. , It is clear that we need to learn from and take new action based on what happened in Christchurch. ”

“Through Microsoft, we have identified improvements that we can make and move quickly to implement, including the rapid and extensive implementation of current technology tools to identify and classify extreme violent content and changes in the process that enable our users to mark this content,” Smith said. Industry is initial, comprehensive and effective.

More than two years ago, four companies – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft – met to create the Global Internet Anti-Terrorism Forum (GIFCT).

Among other things, members of the group created a common database of terrorist content and developed image- and video- and prevent the spread of violence on their platforms, and used these techniques more than a million times within 24 hours to stop the distribution of video from Christchurch.

According to him, technology companies should continue to improve modern technologies based on artificial intelligence that can detect whether new content may contain violence.

“We must also take new steps beyond content deployment. Based browser based on ideas like SafeSearch – to prevent access to this content at a time when people are trying to view and download it. ”

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