Amazon is planning more aggressive moderation of its hosting platform

Russell Brandom

The Verge

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Amazon is planning to expand its in-house moderation team for Amazon Web Services, according to a new report from Reuters. Citing two sources within the company, the report says Amazon is planning to develop a proactive threat monitoring capability within AWS, which will seek out prohibited content on AWS servers and remove it before it’s reported by users.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“Companies need to proactively monitor what’s on their platforms”

The company has long maintained an Acceptable Use Policy for AWS, which forbids using the service for computer intrusions, spam, or the promotion of violence or other crimes. But enforcement of those terms has been largely reactive, often relying on external...

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