Fighting Online Extremism

Dartmouth College computer science professor Hany Farid — using funding from Microsoft Corp. — has developed technology to help scrub extremist content from the internet.

Working with the nonprofit think tank Counter Extremism Project, Farid built software capable of identifying and tracking photo, video and audio files, even if they’ve been altered. The software, unveiled Friday, would allow websites such as Facebook Inc. to automatically catch flagged content and remove it or prevent it from being uploaded.

Several news sources are discussing this research. Read and/or watch the full overage at:

Yahoo! News
MSNBC's Morning Cub of Joe
The Atlantic
The Economist