Facebook finds, removes 1.9million terror posts in first quarter of 2018
April 24, 2018
Facebook found and removed 1.9 million social-media posts by the Islamic State and al Qaeda terrorists during the first three months of 2018, using new anti-terror algorithms.“In Q1[first quarter] we took action on 1.9 million pieces of ISIS [Islamic State terror group, outlawed in Russia] and al-Qaeda content, about twice as much from the previous quarter,” facebook said.
“In Q1 2018, 99 percent of the ISIS and al-Qaeda content we took action on was not user reported,” facebook said.
However, because content receives less attention the longer it remains on line, the Facebook team also went back and reviewed older posts, accounting for 600,000 removals in the January-March quarter.