Facebook reveals measures to remove terrorist content

Facebook reveals measures to remove terrorist content

Facebook has announced details of steps it is taking to remove terrorist-related content. The move comes after growing pressure from governments for technology companies to do more to take down material such as terrorist propaganda. In a series of blog posts by senior figures and an interview with the BBC, Facebook says it wants to be more open about the work it is doing. The company told the BBC it was using artificial intelligence to…

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Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children

Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children

Facebook has been criticised for its handling of reports about sexualised images of children on its platform. The chairman of the Commons media committee, Damian Collins, said he had “grave doubts” about the effectiveness of its content moderation systems. Mr Collins’ comments come after the BBC reported dozens of photos to Facebook, but more than 80% were not removed. They included images from groups where users were discussing swapping what appeared to be child abuse…

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United States GP: McLaren bid to remove chairman Ron Dennis

United States GP: McLaren bid to remove chairman Ron Dennis

McLaren chairman Ron Dennis’ position is under threat from his fellow shareholders. Ross Brawn, Justin King and Martin Whitmarsh could replace him. Insiders say Dennis, who has been in charge for 35 years, is set to leave at the end of the year, but the company is yet to decide who would come in. But Brawn, the ex-Mercedes F1 boss, King, former head of Sainsbury’s, and Whitmarsh, sacked by Dennis as McLaren team principal in…

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