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Should Facebook, Twitter Review Your Posts Before They’re Published?

10/30/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Twitter stock image on Oct. 30, 2019. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

The day is coming when your posts to social media may travel through checkpoints before the messages go public.

All of your posts to Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms may be instantly examined by an artificial intelligence filter that roots out hate speech and misinformation. Some posts that have been flagged by artificial intelligence may then be reviewed by a human supervisor.

Such is the recommendation of Usama Fayyad, executive director for Northeastern’s Institute of Experiential Artificial Intelligence, in response to the increasingly urgent desire for oversight of social media.

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