Analysis: The use of open-source software by terrorists and violent extremists
eal at fsfe.org
Thu Sep 12 14:21:27 UTC 2019
On 11.09.19 09:29, Alexander Sander wrote:
> Hi all,
> fyi: a weird Analysis of Tech Against Terrorism initiative was published:
> Analysis: The use of open-source software by terrorists and violent
> extremists -
> "The case of Gab illustrates the threat that open-source software can be
> abused by anyone, including terrorists and violent extremists."
First, the same is true for non-free software: Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and
other mainstream proprietary platforms are full of extremist propaganda videos
from Islamic State, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacy etc and "hate speech".
Facebook is a platform that even hosted live-streaming of killing sprees
already multiple times.
So although multi-billion dollar heavy with thousands of employees, I cannot
see how proprietary platforms seem to have any better standing in censoring
terrorism on their platform.
Second, the research is exactly sponsored by these proprietary platforms
Facebook, Microsoft, Google ... no further comment
No one shall ever be forced to use non-free software
Erik Albers | Programme Manager, Communication | FSFE
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