Google Develops Free Terrorism-Moderation Tool for Smaller Websites


What are the effects of Terrorism?

In general, after terrorist acts, people suffer from post – traumatic stress disorders, anxiety, and major depression. Additionally, survivors of terrorist attacks are more vulnerable to substance abuse issues and psychosomatic symptoms after an attack.

Google is developing a free moderation tool

The use of the Internet for terrorist purposes is a rapidly growing phenomenon, requiring a proactive and coordinated response from Member States.
Google is developing a free moderation tool that smaller websites can use to identify and remove terrorist material, as new legislation in the UK and the EU compels Internet companies to do more to tackle illegal content.

On December 13, Facebook and the Instagram-owner Meta launched open source software that other platforms can deploy to match terror content to existing images or videos in the database and highlight them for urgent human review.

The software is being developed in partnership with the search giant’s research and the development unit Jigsaw and Tech Against Terrorism, an UN-backed initiative that helps tech companies police online terrorism.

“There are a lot of websites that just don’t have any people to do the enforcement. It is a really labor-intensive thing to even build the algorithms [and] then you need all those human reviewers,” said Yasmin Green, chief executive of Jigsaw.

The effects of Terrorism material on Business?
Terrorist acts can cause ripple effects through the economy that have negative impacts. The most obvious is the direct economic destruction of property and lives. Terrorism indirectly affects the economy by creating market uncertainty, xenophobia, loss of tourism, and increased insurance claims.

“There’s an understanding that there’s a long-term business return… Google needs a healthier Internet,” Green added. “We are helping Google and helping the Internet in a way that delivers value even though it isn’t monetary.”