Reuters reported that Facebook and YouTube, which are among the world’s largest sources for distributing online video, have been quietly removing extremist content from their platforms using an automated system. The method itself isn’t new: the removal system looks for file hashes, which are like numerical representations of data, for videos that are known to feature extremist messaging and then flags them so they can be deleted. Facebook, Google and Twitter partnered with The Internet Watch Foundation to use a similar tool for removing images of child sexual abuse from the Web last August. However, neither Facebook nor YouTube have…

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