Social media giants ‘failing’ on extremism – Tech News Today


Today we are going to tell you the biggest news ever in TECH NEWS (technology) industry and also in Social Media. So guys lets start The Home affairs select committee said firms including

, which owns YouTube and all other social sites Must Show” a greater sense of responsibility”.

Recently convinced and this is really very big tech news in tech industry.

The three companies have each said  they take their role in combating extremism and terrorism which is really seriously.

Industry body tech news UK said the MP,s has pained “an inaccurate picture” and how much work was being done till now.

In its report; the committee accuses the companies of  “PASSING THE BUCKS” over combating online extremism – All though one expert said the conclusions were arguably simplistic and misleading .

And the all MP,s said : Networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are the vehicles of choice in spreading propaganda and policies and they have become the recruiting platform for terrorism and also for terrorists.

The y must accept that the Hundred of millions in revenues generated from the billions of peoples using their products need to be accompanied  by a greater sense of responsibility and ownership for the impact that extremist material on their sites is having most irrelevant content on it.”

A Scotland Yard unit that works with social media companies is currently overseeing the removal of more than 1,000 Pieces of extremist or illegal material a week – although the companies do not always agreed to requests.

Tech News : Twitter says it has suspended a total of 360,000 accounts in mid-2015 and we all know that this is certain huge amount of users on any site and any product.

During the recent trail of radical cleric Anjem Choudhry for inviting support for called Islamic state it emerged that police that police has asked social media companies like Twitter Facebook etc to remove some content or accounts linked to him and his co-accused, but not all of the request were acted upon.

In Tech News now what twitter did :” Twitter has declined to comment directly on the committee’s conclusions, but told us it has shut down more than 360,000 an mostly those account those has irrelevant content and hate speeches on it.

Just last week the United State Departments – which is among a network of government organisations and different federations that has been working with social media companies (some big and some small social media companies are also in it) to combat online extremism – praised Twitter’s efforts – as has France’s interior minister (for suspending 360,000 and its more than this amount till that day).

Simon Milne r, director of policy for Facebook UK, told the us the company had given extensive evidence to MP,s about how it had been developing its counter-extremism strategy.

“Terrorists and the support of terrorist activity are not allowed on Facebook and Twitter and all social media we deal swiftly and robustly with reports of terrorism-related content,” said Mr Milne r.

“In the rare instances that we identify accounts or material as terrorist and who spread terrorism and those who are involving, we’ll also look for and remove relevant associated accounts and content.”

And now in tech news a spokesman for YouTube said: “We take our role in combating the spread of extremist material very seriously. We remove content that incites violence, terminate accounts run by terrorist organisations, and respond to legal requests to remove content that breaks UK law and we are stay forward about this thing.

“We’ll continue to work with government and law enforcement authorities to explore what more can be done to tackle radicalization.”

The report criticized those companies for failing to be more specific about some of their efforts, including how many staff they had working on counter-extremism, and whether they had devoted sufficient resources from their vast revenues to developing systems that could automatically identify and remove content.

But technology and terrorism experts have challenged the conclusions.

“Social media companies are doing a lot more now than they used to and this is not just social media companies fault – no doubt because of public pressure,” said Prof Peter Neumann, from Kings College London, an expert on radicalization.

“That said, the vast majority of ISIS recruits that have gone to Syria from Britain and other European countries have been recruited via peer to peer interaction, not through the internet alone.

“Blaming Facebook, Google or Twitter for this phenomenon is quite simplistic, and I’d even say misleading.”

And Charlotte Holloway, of tech news UK, said combating extremism was “a serious and ongoing priority” for the firms, “backed by significant resources, a zero-tolerance approach, and decisive and fast action when needed”.

“Tech companies work proactively to deal with online extremism daily, in constructive and proven partnerships with a wide range of policy-makers, the police and security agencies, and wider civil society bodies,” she continued.

“Indeed, the vast majority of counter-terrorist operations would not succeed without the assistance and support of tech companies.

In our view there is a big step by govt. to give order to all social media companies like google+, Facebook, Twitter and all small and big companies to disable those accounts which has irrelevant content and hate speeches on it and spread hate and terrorism.

But the question is. This is enough  against terrorism and terrorists ?

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