After Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) announced four steps to curb online terrorism content, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has come out with its initiatives to counter online extremist material. The company will increase its attempts to counter online terrorism content through the education of charities and non-governmental organizations on the ways to counter hate speech, the Guardian reported.
As part of controlling online extremist material, Facebook will introduce Online Civil Courage Initiative in the Great Britain. This included training of organizations on the steps to monitor, as well as, react to online terrorism material. The company would also establish a dedicated support desk where concerns on extremist material could be flagged up.
The American companies initiatives come on the heels of increasing criticism on online terrorism content. Some of the brands have also pulled their ads from the sites like YouTube. British Prime Minister, Theresa May, also urged tech firms to take more efforts to curb the spreading of online terrorism content.
Facebook and the Institute of Strategic Dialogue are working on the efforts to curb hate materials in the social media. The company’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg, would disclose the plan details later in London.
She was categorical that the social media was not a place to spread violence or hate. Sheryl Sandberg indicated that the company would use artificial intelligence technology to sport any terrorist propaganda and remove them. The company also has team of experts and reviewers to curb online terrorism content from its platform.