WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major U.S. social-media companies, told a Senate panel Wednesday they have to do to avoid that is to remove a violent or extremist content on the online platform in the wake of several high-profile incidents, with an emphasis on the use of technological tools to act more quickly.
Critics say too many violent videos, or messages to the back-wing extremist groups that sponsor terrorism are not removed immediately from the social media sites.
Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, said that with social media, companies need to do more to prevent the violent content.
Facebook’s head of global policy management, Monika Bickert, has told the Senate’s Commerce Committee and of the software discovery systems and reduced the average length of time it has taken for our AI in order to find a violation on Facebook as Live to be 12 seconds for a 90% reduction in the mean detection time, for a couple of months ago.”
In May, Facebook Inc. said it will suspend users who fail to comply with the regulations of the broadcasting of the live video. Following an international outcry after a gunman killed 51 people in New Zealand and it is pouring on the attack live on the page.
Bickert said Facebook asks law enforcement agencies to assist access to “videos that could be useful a training tool to improve on machine learning, to detect violent videos.
Earlier this month, the owner of 8chan, the online message board linked to a number of recent mass shootings, he gave a deposition on Capitol Hill, after police in Texas said they were “pretty sure” the man who shot and killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
Facebook banned links to violent content that was published on 8chan.
Twitter, Inc., public policy director, Nick Pickles, said the site is suspended for more than a 1.5 million accounts, for terrorism, for promotion to offences between August, 2015 and 2018, with more than 90% of these accounts can be suspended due to our pro-active measures have been taken.”
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Twitter was asked by the Senate, and Rick Scott, and why is the site of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, an account is given of what he said were a series of brutal violations of human rights. “If we have to delete the account of such person, it will not change the facts on the ground,” Pickles said, who added that Maduro’s account has not been broken Twitter’s rules and regulations.
Alphabet Inc, a unit of Google’s global director of the information policy, mr Derek Slater, said: “the answer to that is “a combination of technology and people. Technology may be the getting better and better at identifying patterns. People will be able to help you deal with the right shades.”
Out of the 9 million videos have been removed in the last three months of this year, mobile phone, 87% of them have been marked by an artificial intelligence.
Report by David Shepardson; Editing by Nick Zieminski