Facebook to use bodycam footage from law enforcement to train its video takedown algorithms

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Facebook has partnered with law enforcement in the UK to obtain footage to train its automated content moderation tools. Starting in October, the UK’s Metropolitan Police Service will provide bodycam footage taken during its firearms training exercises, which Facebook will use to train its video recognition AI. The aim is to automatically identify footage of an attack, remove it, and notify the police. Facebook is currently exploring similar partnerships with law enforcement agencies in the US, according to the Financial Times.

The new initiative comes in the wake of Facebook’s inability to prevent a mass shooting from being live-streamed on its platform. Facebook said that the Christchurch shooting was viewed 200 times during its live…

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