Facebook auto-generates videos celebrating extremist images

Amr Al Azm, a professor of Middle East History and Anthropology at Shawnee State University, speaks at his office on April 25, 2019, in Portsmouth, Ohio. Facebook gives the impression that it’s stopping the vast majority of extremist posts before users ever see them. But a confidential whistleblower’s complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission obtained by The Associated Press alleges the social media company has exaggerated its success. “I mean that's just stretching the imagination to beyond incredulity,” says, Al Azm one of the researchers involved in the project. “If a small group of researchers can find hundreds of pages of content by simple searches, why can’t a giant company with all its resources do it?”

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