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Shedding Light on Terrorist and Extremist Content Removal / Stuart, Macdonald

Swansea University Author: Stuart, Macdonald

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Abstract

Social media and tech companies face the challenge of identifying and removing terrorist and extremist content from their platforms. This paper presents the findings of a series of interviews with Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) partner companies and law enforcement Internet Refer...

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Published: 2019
Online Access: https://rusi.org/publication/other-publications/shedding-light-terrorist-and-extremist-content-removal
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa51011
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Abstract: Social media and tech companies face the challenge of identifying and removing terrorist and extremist content from their platforms. This paper presents the findings of a series of interviews with Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) partner companies and law enforcement Internet Referral Units (IRUs). It offers a unique view on current practices and challenges regarding content removal, focusing particularly on human-based and automated approaches and the integration of the two.
Keywords: Counterterrorism, propaganda, terrorism, extremism, regulation
College: Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law