- With its auto-generation technology, Facebook can celebrate users’ important milestones, but such videos have included “celebrating” jihadist imagery, anti-Semitic verses, an al-Qaeda business page and more.
- An anonymous whistle blower discovered the disturbing imagery and reported the issues to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- The complaint highlights how Facebook is “inadvertently making use of propaganda by militant groups to auto-generate videos and pages that could be used for networking by extremists.”
- Over the course of 5 months, researchers watched pages linked to terrorist organizations and found that Facebook removed about 38% of the posts that featured prominent symbols of extremism.
- However, Facebook’s algorithms allowed many images and videos to remain on the social media site.
- Similar imagery and videos were auto-generated by Facebook for Nazi and white supremacist groups.