Ars Technica: Researchers discover “Fishwrap” influence campaign recycling old terror news

Ars Technica: Researchers discover “Fishwrap” influence campaign recycling old terror news. “Researchers at Recorded Future have uncovered what appears to be a new, growing social media-based influence operation involving more than 215 social media accounts. While relatively small in comparison to influence and disinformation operations run by the Russia-affiliated Internet Research Agency (IRA), the campaign is notable because of its systematic method of recycling images and reports from past terrorist attacks and other events and presenting them as breaking news—an approach that prompted researchers to call the campaign ‘Fishwrap.'”

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.”

Radio New Zealand: World leaders, social media heads to gather for summit on terrorism

Radio New Zealand: World leaders, social media heads to gather for summit on terrorism. “On Wednesday, the heads of state from Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Jordan, Senegal, Indonesia and the European Union will descend on Paris for the Christchurch Call summit chaired by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron. There the world leaders will sign up to an agreement on how to try to end the use of social media to organise and promote terrorism.”

Opinion: Facebook changes will let extremists flourish in peace (Radio NZ)

Radio NZ: Opinion: Facebook changes will let extremists flourish in peace. “Facebook’s entire business model is to take user data and give it away to the highest bidder, and to the lowest bidder, and to all the other bidders, in the name of fair exchange. You give it and its advertisers your valuable information and it tells you what Harry Potter house you belong to, or which Muppet you most resemble, or what city you should live in. If that’s where it stopped, that might not be a problem. I don’t mind terribly much what it knows about my viewing habits, about which groups I belong to, about who I wish Happy Birthday to. If they want to sell that information to advertisers so they can learn from me what it is I’d be receptive to, then go right ahead. But Facebook goes beyond that.”

Motherboard: Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too.

Motherboard: Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too.. “Twitter has not publicly explained why it has been able to so successfully eradicate ISIS while it continues to struggle with white nationalism. As a company, Twitter won’t say that it can’t treat white supremacy in the same way as it treated ISIS. But external experts Motherboard spoke to said that the measures taken against ISIS were so extreme that, if applied to white supremacy, there would certainly be backlash, because algorithms would obviously flag content that has been tweeted by prominent Republicans—or, at the very least, their supporters. So it’s no surprise, then, that employees at the company have realized that as well.”

Deutsche Welle: New Zealand and France want to ban terrorists from social media

Deutsche Welle: New Zealand and France want to ban terrorists from social media. “New Zealand and France will work together to banish terrorists from social media networks, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Wednesday. She and French President Emmanuel Macron will chair a meeting with world leaders and tech companies in May, her office said.”

Internet Archive: Official EU Agencies Falsely Report More Than 550 Archive.org URLs as Terrorist Content

Internet Archive: Official EU Agencies Falsely Report More Than 550 Archive.org URLs as Terrorist Content. “The European Parliament is set to vote on legislation that would require websites that host user-generated content to take down material reported as terrorist content within one hour. We have some examples of current notices sent to the Internet Archive that we think illustrate very well why this requirement would be harmful to the free sharing of information and freedom of speech that the European Union pledges to safeguard.”