Facebook Has Counter-Terrorism Team Fighting Extremist Propaganda, Says Official Facebook Has Counter-Terrorism Team Fighting Extremist Propaganda, Says Official – NTK Network

Facebook Has Counter-Terrorism Team Fighting Extremist Propaganda, Says Official

At a congressional hearing Wednesday, Facebook said an important wing of their organization is dedicated to hunting down terrorist propaganda.

By NTK Staff | 01.17.2018 @11:23am

Monica Bickert, the head of product policy and counterterrorism at Facebook, told the Senate Commerce committee on Wednesday that the company uses a counter-terrorism task force to combat extremist propaganda on their platform.

“We have a dedicated counter-terrorism team of people working across our country,” Bickert said. “This includes experts like former academics who have spent their careers studying terror groups, tracking new trends and tactics. It includes former intelligence and law enforcement officials and prosecutors who have worked in the area of counter-terrorism.”

The Facebook officials also explained that technical engineers assisted the counter-terrorism team to more quickly identify terrorist content.

“We remove terrorist content as soon as we’re aware of it,” she said.

ISIS and other modern terrorist organizations have used social media to recruit young people across the globe. Many companies have struggled with responses to this disturbing trend, but Facebook’s creation of an in-house intelligence agency may set the standard for the industry.

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