A report from Reuters this week has the world in a tizzy over the fact that Facebook has algorithms to detect whether sexual predators are trying to pick up kids on the site. This wasn’t news to me. Facebook’s chief of security Joe Sullivan and I discussed it when I profiled him for the magazine earlier this year. From that report: “In another incident, proactive policing by Facebook’s security team led to a potential pedophile being fingered. The site employs algorithms to detect suspicious behavior and bring it to the attention of Sullivan’s group. “We found that a youth pastor and children’s sports coach in Indiana was using fake accounts to try to engage with kids on our site,” he says. “So we called the FBI in Indiana and sent them his information.” Read the full story at Forbes.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.