On Tuesday, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified at a hearing before the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security. She explained how Facebook’s products and algorithms have had negative effects...
YouTube’s recommended videos algorithm suggests extremist content, misinformation, and conspiracy theories to its users, according to a new report by the Mozilla Foundation. The results were based on a crowdsourced research project that enabled...
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law held a hearing today on algorithmic amplification and its role in spreading extremist content on social media platforms. Among those testifying were Facebook’s Vice President...
CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid Testifies On Algorithms That Drive Revenues & Misinformation (New York, N.Y.) – Today, Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid, a professor at University of California, Berkeley with a joint...
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook executives deliberately “weakened or blocked” efforts to address and correct systematic software flaws after discovering its algorithms were facilitating the growth of extremist groups on the...
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On October 21, 2017, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Marshal Fahim military academy in Kabul, killing at least 15 military cadets and wounding four others. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
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New: Former Chicago college student, Thomas Osadzinski, convicted Monday for designing computer code to help ISIS b… https://t.co/3qec4wUjzB
In Kongsberg, Norway, ‘a town rattled by bow-and-arrow killings ponders terrorism and mental illness’ https://t.co/zbf2M9VFTQ
“Ministers have failed to act on any of the official recommendations for tackling the rise of extremism in Britain.… https://t.co/WSziONC3vC
Ali Habi Ali, the London-born suspect in the stabbing death of British parliamentarian David Amess, had allegedly s… https://t.co/YvioaQPekl
Amess is the second British lawmaker to be killed in the past five years. Labour MP Jo Cox was killed by a white su… https://t.co/sT2PB2QCV2
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