Posted 22 января 2021,, 10:16

Published 22 января 2021,, 10:16

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Now you can't overpamper: how social networks track prohibited content

Now you can't overpamper: how social networks track prohibited content

22 января 2021, 10:16
On January 20, Roskomnadzor sent a request to the TikTok platform and the VKontakte social network to remove posts urging minors to participate in incoordinated actions.

In an interview with Radio Sputnik, cybersecurity expert Kirill Kerzenbaum assessed the effectiveness of Internet platforms in the fight against prohibited content.

“All platforms have implemented content systems that analyze what users post, it's not a secret. Of course, the concept of "illegal" (noted by the - Ed.) Is very conditional, because everywhere there are different requirements, legislation and so on, but in general, these systems exist. How effective they are is a debated issue. Naturally, they are not perfect and can be wrong: to recognize as illegal what is actually absolutely correct, or, conversely, to miss something. It is technically difficult, but in general it is possible”, - the expert said.

Kirill Kerzenbaum also shared his opinion on whether social networks will be punished for non-compliance with Roskomnadzor's requirements: “As with any law, if malice of non-compliance is established, that is, deliberate non-compliance, then an individual or a legal entity bears responsibility. And if malicious intent has not been established - the system might not have responded to some messages - then, naturally, the company cannot be held liable. After all, there are no clear requirements, dictionaries of conditionally forbidden words or expressions are not regulated. In general, this is a matter of good intentions: the desire to meet the requirements and try to fulfill them, which, I think, happens on the part of social networks. But, of course, it is impossible to achieve an ideal result, because the system can make mistakes in both directions”, - Kerzenbaum said.