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AI helped Facebook identify and ban 200 white supremacist groups

  • Facebook claims its machine learning algorithms helped it to detect “a wide range” of terrorist organizations based on their behavior alone, chiefly by identifying content matching copies of known bad material and assessing posts to determine whether they’re likely to violate policies.
  • Facebook says it’ll work with government and law enforcement officials in the U.S. and U.K. to learn its computer vision algorithms on footage from firearms training programs in the future, with the goal of improving their sensitivity to real-world, first-person footage of violent events like the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand in March.
  • Separately, the company says it’s expanded a program to connecting those who search for terms associated with white supremacy on Facebook to resources focused on helping people leave behind hate groups, like Life After Hate.

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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim a 'large-scale' drone attack on Saudi oil facilities

  • A Yemen armed forces spokesman was quoted by the agency as saying the Houthis successfully carried out a "large-scale" operation with 10 drones targeting Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.
  • The Saudi interior ministry said the drone attacks caused fires at two facilities of the state-owned oil company.
  • The Saudi-led coalition battling the Houthi rebels said in a statement it's investigating the attacks and would confront "terrorist" threats to global energy security.
  • People with knowledge of Saudi's oil operations told CNN that capacity at Aramco's oil facilities is "down at this stage by 5 million barrels a day," meaning 5% of the daily global oil is affected.
  • He said the range means that Houthi forces can target sites in Saudi Arabia from their stronghold in Yemen.

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