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Title: "Detecting Violent Videos on Social Media"

Date Released: 03/19/19

Episode Description:

After the horrific mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, videos of the attack continued to spread on social media leaving people wondering why social media companies still struggle to detect and remove violent videos.

Today's episode explains the mechanisms behind the two types of technology used to detect violent videos and other illicit content and looks at why the tech doesn't work as well as we need it to.


“Facebook removes 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand attack”

"How the Christchurch terrorist attack was made for social media"

"Why tech didn't stop the New Zealand attack from going viral"

"Tech companies create shared database to track, remove violent terrorist imagery"

"Facebook, YouTube, Twitter Scramble to Remove Video of New Zealand Mosque Shooting"

"How 'hashing' could stop violent videos from spreading"

"Why AI is still terrible at spotting violence online"

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