Fighting extremists online vital but dangerous work: Beauceron CEO

Social media platforms such as Facebook are ramping up their use of technology and trained professionals to try and take down terrorist-related content and messages, but it's work that comes with significant risk. 

Facebook revealed this week that it's hired more than 150 professionals as part of its in-house counter-terrorism effort. The news comes at the same time that it was revealed that some of Facebook's moderators had personal details exposed to some of the potential terrorist groups they were monitoring or taking action against. 

Beauceron CEO David Shipley spoke with Toronto's 640AM about the challenge of dealing with online terrorist activity and the fine line between moderating activities and spying on everyone via weakened privacy. 

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