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Partnership to identify threats on social media

on Tuesday, 08 October 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News

Partnership to identify threats on social media
Florence County School District 3 Superintendent Laura Hickson, left, Florence County School District 3 Board of Trustee Gloria Robinson, center, and Social Media Listening Center Director Duane Childers. The listening center uses enterprise-level social media listening and monitoring software that incorporates artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze data from more than 600 million websites in near real-time.

Florence-Darlington Technical College has partnered with Florence School District 3 to provide services through Social Media Listening Center.

Located in the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology, SMLC will provide social media listening and threat monitoring services for District 3 by adding another layer of detection and warning for threats posted on social media.

“On behalf of Florence County School District 3’s Board of Trustees and the entire faculty and staff, we are so excited to be partnering with Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Social Media Listening Center,” said Florence County School District 3 Superintendent Laura Hickson. “It’s an opportunity for us to add an additional layer of safety and to put this in place in order for us to ensure that all of our students are safe. We want every student to come to school every day feeling as if they are safe and are in a safe learning environment.”

The SMLC uses enterprise-level social media listening and monitoring software that incorporates artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze data from more than 600 million websites in near real-time. Florence School District 3 will benefit from the same technology that FDTC has implemented for its own social media security measures.

“We’re happy to be able to provide social media listening and threat monitoring to the education community,” said SMLC Manager Duane Childers. “The SMLC provides numerous services to educational partners, businesses and entrepreneurs. The services include market research, social media consultancy and social media listening for reputation, crisis and threat monitoring. The Social Media Listening Center is proud to help its educational partners provide enhanced coverage for the security of students, faculty and staff.”

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