what interesting discussions to read at 2 in the morning.
It has been interesting to see the aftermath, and where fingers have been pointed by politicians, and the public. A lot of pressure by governments has been put on Facebook, Google etc to censor and filter content. Certain videos that were upward of a decade old have now been removed in light of this new attack. This comes on the tail end of a difficult year for Youtube with Advertiser boycotting due to their ads showing up on videos that were not politically correct etc.
The Australian Prime Minister, and I paraphrase, said that if Facebook can make algorithms to detect what products you would like to purchase, they can create algorithms to detect extremism. Facebook have since responded to the pressure
, by stating "Today we’re announcing a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism on Facebook and Instagram, which we’ll start enforcing next week. It’s clear that these concepts are deeply linked to organized hate groups and have no place on our services."
It's a very, very interesting time. I wonder if ol Zuck when he was first deploying the facebook, thought he would have to be internet cop to possibly save lives.