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A Welcome Partnership to Fight Online Terrorist Content

Government officials and onlookers have properly inquired into what social media platforms are doing to stop the spread of terrorist content on the internet.  And, social media companies for years have maintained complex, nuanced and evolving policies and practices that allow them to identify this content and act responsibly in the face of enormous challenges, particularly to monitor their networks and work to expeditiously remove it. Going a step further, a group of leading internet companies announced yesterday the formation of a partnership to combat terrorism online.  Specifically, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube—and potentially other companies to be joining in the future—have come together to help curb the spread of terrorist content online, announcing the decision to create a shared industry database of “hashes” — unique digital “fingerprints” — for violent terrorist imagery or terrorist recruitment videos or ...

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10 New Ways to Think About Content Creation

Ed Silverman writes the successful Pharmalot blog, now on Stat, the new health and life science site of the Boston Globe. Previously it was in The Wall Street Journal. His style of niche reporting has changed over the years.

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