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Back in November 2017, Facebook announced that it was using artificial intelligence to help
flag suicidal users. The tech was used to identify posts, videos and live streams that could be
indicative of suicidal thoughts. The algorithm also prioritises the order in which the
Facebook team reviews these posts. According to Facebook, these accelerated reports get
reported to local authorities twice as fast as unaccelerated ones – which could save many
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