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Facebook provided an update on its Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, which is aimed at thwarting terrorists, violent extremist groups and hate organizations on the social network and Instagram.
The social network said in a Newsroom post that some of its measures pre-dated March’s terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, but that event and the resulting Christchurch Call to Action strongly influenced its policies and methods of enforcement.
Facebook wrote, “The attack demonstrated the misuse of technology to spread radical expressions of hate and highlighted where we needed to improve detection and enforcement against violent extremist content.”
Representatives of the social network met with world leaders in Paris in May to sign the New Zealand government’s Christchurch Call to Action.
That same month, Facebook applied a one-strike policy to a broader range of offenses involving its Facebook Live livestreaming feature, and it teamed up with Microsoft, Twitter, Google and Amazon on a nine-point industry plan to fight the spread of terrorist content.
The company revealed Tuesday that it developed a definition to guide its decision-making on enforcement against terrorist organizations, updating how it defines those groups in consultation with experts in counterterrorism, international humanitarian law, freedom of speech, human rights and law enforcement.
The social network wrote, “The updated definition still focuses on the behavior, not ideology, of groups. But while our previous definition focused on acts of violence intended to achieve a political or ideological aim, our new definition more clearly delineates
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