Using our own technology against us.
SoundCloud faces wave of jihadi postings
Published: 02 Oct 2014 15:53 GMT+02:00
A search for the word “jihad” in Arabic on the site returned page after page of matches on Monday, although it was impossible to say how many track postings there were as SoundCloud’s counter only goes up to 500.
Many feature amateur images from Middle Eastern conflicts, including men brandishing black Isis flags and Kalashnikov rifles, or embellished propaganda images of figures such as Osama bin Laden.
There are also several accounts whose names are variations on Isis and Islamic State.
When contacted by The Local, a SoundCloud spokeswoman said that the site has “a dedicated Trust and Safety team” which was responsible for “dealing with all reports of suspicious or illegal on-site behaviour, including the removal of content that supports or promotes terrorist activity”.