AI helped Facebook identify and ban 200 white supremacist groups

In a blog post this afternoon, Facebook detailed the progress it’s made in combating terrorists, violent extremist groups, and hate organizations on both its platform and Instagram. The bulk of recent successes were enabled by automated techniques, according to the Menlo Park tech giant, but also by a 350-person counterterrorism team whose scope has expanded to prevent those proclaiming or engaging in violence...