Focus turns to deep learning to help social media tackle online abuse

by Alison Booth Earlier this week, the lawyer representing Syrian refugee Anas Modamani challenged Facebook on whether the company had the technical capability to detect a specific selfie and prevent it from being spread further. It all started with an innocent selfie, which was taken by Modamani in 2015 and features him standing next to a smiling German chancellor Angela Merkel: After the photo went viral, it began appearing alongside statements claiming, according to Gizmodo, that Modamani was a “terror suspect”. Meanwhile, a number of fake news reports on Facebook falsely linked him to terror attacks in Brussels and Berlin. Facebook defended itself in court against claims that it does too little to counter abusive content on its platform. One of its lawyers claimed: There are billions of postings each day. You want…


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