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Facebook anti-terrorism job

By Kieren McCarthy, 13 Oct 2016

Facebook is looking to hire a counterterrorism expert.

Somewhat unusually for that sort of role, the social media giant also wants them to be able to work their way around a command line and code, listing SQL and Python as necessary skill sets alongside knowledge of terrorists and "contemporary militant groups."

The job will be based in Washington DC in America – pointing to the fact that the hire is a political one, with Facebook increasingly under pressure from the authorities to assist in identifying and shutting down the social media posts of organization like ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

"The candidate will be responsible for helping drive our efforts around identifying the latest tools, tactics, and infrastructure used by terrorist actors as they affect Facebook and its ecosystems to better defend against and disrupt these threats," the job description reads. ®

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