BuzzFeed News: Cops Across The US Have Been Exposed Posting Racist And Violent Things On Facebook. Here’s The Proof.

BuzzFeed News: Cops Across The US Have Been Exposed Posting Racist And Violent Things On Facebook. Here’s The Proof.. “The Plain View Project, launched by Philadelphia lawyer Emily Baker-White, examined the accounts of about 2,900 officers from eight departments across the country and an additional 600 retired officers from those same departments. She compiled posts that represented troubling conduct in a database that is replete with racist imagery and memes, and in some cases long, vitriolic exchanges involving multiple officers.”

Vice: Twitter Has Started Researching Whether White Supremacists Belong on Twitter

Vice: Twitter Has Started Researching Whether White Supremacists Belong on Twitter. “Twitter is conducting in-house research to better understand how white nationalists and supremacists use the platform. The company is trying to decide, in part, whether white supremacists should be banned from the site or should be allowed to stay on the platform so their views can be debated by others, a Twitter executive told Motherboard.”

Terrorism 3.0: The rise of social media-based radicalisation (The Sunday Times Sri Lanka)

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka: Terrorism 3.0: The rise of social media-based radicalisation. “Sri Lanka has valuable experience in dealing with traditional terrorism, however Terrorism 3.0 demands long-term goals to be developed and integrated, with enhanced social media sentiment analysis with protocols on how to spot and manage radicalisation in both the online and offline worlds. The fight should be fought on the ideological front, led by moderate leaders, and online sentiments should also be countered with offline actions and discussions.”

Washington Post: White House declines to back Christchurch call to stamp out online extremism amid free speech concerns

Washington Post: White House declines to back Christchurch call to stamp out online extremism amid free speech concerns. “The United States broke with 18 governments and five top American tech firms Wednesday by declining to endorse a New Zealand-led effort to curb extremism online, a response to the live-streamed shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51. White House officials said free-speech concerns prevented them from formally signing onto the largest campaign to date targeting extremism online. But it was another example of the United States standing at odds to some its closest allies.”

Online advertising: NZ Government spends millions with Facebook, Google and other social media platforms (Stuff NZ)

Stuff NZ: Online advertising: NZ Government spends millions with Facebook, Google and other social media platforms. “Government departments have invested hundreds of millions in advertising on social media platforms in the past five years in order to reach the precise and captive audiences offered only in those online spaces. However, the ethics of public bodies capitalising on the algorithmic models offered by the likes of Facebook and Google is being called into question in a post-Christchurch terror attack world.”

Wired: The Existential Crisis Plaguing Online Extremism Researchers

Wired: The Existential Crisis Plaguing Online Extremism Researchers. “In a connected, searchable world, it’s hard to share information about extremists and their tactics without also sharing their toxic views. Too often, actions intended to stem the spread of false and dangerous ideologies only make things worse.”