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The Internet giants have a direct attempt to stem the online propaganda of the Islamic State group that passes through their platforms. ...
The Internet giants have a direct attempt to stem the online propaganda of the Islamic State group that passes through their platforms.

Spearhead the recruitment of the Islamic State group, propaganda videos proliferate on the Internet, despite the many attempts by governments to halt the posting of such content. But now, Dash will conflict with industry giants like Google, Facebook or YouTube, much more influential than the States in the battle against the cyberjihadists who use their platforms.
As reported by the Reuters news agency in an article identified by Slate.fr, the heavyweights of the Internet seem to have finally taken the measure of the problem and decided to act discreetly. While they are equipped with sophisticated software, videos or pictures contained within "extremists" from the Islamic State or affiliated groups are analyzed and automatically deleted.

Database to extremist content

To achieve these images that constitute the showcase jihadists, YouTube, for example, uses a huge database that brings together the videos "blacklisted" whose rights are protected by copyright. Using this source, the platforms can go check the origin of each new content and if it would have been "stuck", the block before it is picked up and rebroadcast across a broader canvas. A kind of cure for virality. Wishing to remain discreet on this removal method, companies have refused to answer journalists' questions from Reuters.

Concerned about the rapid radicalization line, Barack Obama had urged, in April, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube to take action. A delicate position for these companies that are used by terrorists, but must also take account of freedom of expression, Internet backbone. As Slate.fr recalls other initiatives have already emerged in the fight against online jihadism, like an algorithm project that would predict the next terrorist attack based on a specific information processing present on social networks.

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