YouTube will redirect hate toward…peace?
YouTube will redirect hate toward…peace?

In an effort to reduce the influence of extremism and terrorism on the world’s most popular video platform YouTube will redirect hate toward…peace? Well, if not peace directly YouTube promises it will redirect viewers toward videos intended to refute extremist mythology and videos confronting terrorist violence. YouTube announced July 20th new measures using what’s called […]

Twitter suspended nearly 400K terrorist accounts
Twitter suspended nearly 400K terrorist accounts

Twitter suspended nearly 400K terrorist accounts in the second half of 2016, according to its latest Transparency Report, published March 21. The company removed those accounts on its own, after its own investigations, without waiting for complaints to be filed by Twitter users themselves. Twitter users or governments reporting tweets promoting terrorism amounted to less […]

Twitter says it’s shutting down terrorist accounts
Twitter says it’s shutting down terrorist accounts

Twitter says it’s shutting down terrorist accounts and has suspended 125,000 ISIS-related accounts since mid-2015. “Our efforts have not stopped there,” boasts Twitter in a Feb. 5 blog post. “We have increased the size of the teams that review reports, reducing our response time significantly. We also look into other accounts similar to those reported […]

Tech companies say don’t weaken encryption
Tech companies say don’t weaken encryption

In the wake of the Paris attacks, government officials in the U.S. and Europe renew calls for increased online surveillance and once again – and in retort – the tech companies say don’t weaken encryption. As they tend to do following a significant terrorist attack (on some Western target), politicians are once again calling for […]

Government, Google and all kinds of other GollyWash!
Government, Google and all kinds of other GollyWash!

The U.S. Government is nothing if not hip and a report surfaced this week about how it’s using butt selfies to battle terrorists. Well, okay, maybe not butt selfies but the report, issued by the U.S. State Department’s Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (See? Hip.) says it’s using Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and more […]