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Facebook is partnering up with London police to identify terror attacks

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Facebook is partnering up with London police to develop technology to identify terror attacks

By Hanna Kozlowska

In a world where terrorists plan, explain, and broadcast their attacks on social media, tech platforms are under increasing pressure to do something about it.

The London Metropolitan Police will provide Facebook with body-camera footage from its training programs so that the company can develop technology to better detect video of live shootings and immediately take it down, the two announced Sept. 17.

“This partnership with the [Metropolitan] Police will help train our AI systems with the volume of data needed to identify these incidents,” Stephanie McCourt, Facebook’s law enforcement liaison, said in a release from the police force.

Facebook was criticized by users and governments around the world after a shooter in Christchurch, New Zealand, broadcast is his deadly attack on Facebook, where it was shared thousands of times.

Read more: https://qz.com/1710671/facebook-is-partnering-up-with-london-police-to-develop-technology-to-identify-terror-attacks/