Terrorism

Facebook Using AI to Wipe Out Terrorist Accounts

The social network is leveraging AI, in partnership with human expertise, to keep content from groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda off the platform.

Twitter Suspended 360,000 Accounts for 'Promotion of Terrorism'

The microblogging platform has previously come under fire from Washington and third-party groups for not doing enough to stop accounts linked to Islamic State militants.

Reuters

Twitter, Facebook Move Quickly to Stem Celebrations of Nice Attack

Twitter Inc. moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France.

Reuters

Google, Facebook Quietly Move Toward Automatic Blocking of Extremist Videos

The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites.

Reuters

Microsoft to Crack Down on Content Promoting Extremist Acts

'The events of the past few months are a strong reminder that the Internet can be used for the worst reasons imaginable,' Microsoft said in its post.

Reuters

This Is What Bill Gates Says Makes Him Feel Powerless

Here are the four juiciest tidbits from the billionaire tech mogul's latest AMA, where he also revealed what habit keeps him up at night.

Facing Potential Terrorism, Entrepreneurs Need to Think About the Unthinkable

A well thought-out crisis-management plan is essential for every business to have in today's world.

Meet Fear's Antidote: Hope

A seemingly small act -- returning to normal, daily life after tragedy -- takes a great deal of courage.

Amy Cosper

How a Small-Time Texan Plumber's Truck Ended Up in the Hands of Syrian Extremists

Texas resident Mark Oberholtzer has filed a $1 million suit, citing 'shock, fear, anxiety, mental anguish, humiliation and degradation.'

Geoff Weiss

Why Social Media Giants Are Taking Discreet Steps to Combat Militant Propaganda

Google's YouTube, for instance, has expanded a little-known 'Trusted Flagger' program.

Reuters

EU Cracks Down On Bitcoin, Anonymous Payments Systems to Curb Terrorism Funding

EU interior and justice ministers will gather in Brussels on Friday for a crisis meeting in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Reuters

Anchor Babies? What Really Matters in U.S. Presidential Race.

There are the only 9 issues that truly matter in the presidential campaign, and we need to address them now.

Steve Tobak