Tech Giants Are Joining Forces to Battle Terrorists’ Content

This week, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter announced a new database for images and videos that promote terrorism. The database, which is hosted by Facebook, is designed as a defense against propaganda videos and imagery by terrorist groups — a tactic ISIS has aggressively embraced. Flag a single image on a single service, and any of the participating companies will be able to find and remove copies, potentially erasing it from the most popular places on the web in a single stroke. But the implementation of the database is far more fraught, the result of a complex and ongoing negotiation between tech companies and European governments looking to rein them in. The database is “definitely responsive to what’s going on in Europe” W... Continue reading…

Tech Giants Are Joining Forces to Battle Terrorists’ Content

A centralized database will allow the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to block video posted by violent extremists across multiple sites.

Tue 6 Dec 16 from MIT Technology Review

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to work together to create 'fingerprint' of extremist images

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online.

Tue 6 Dec 16 from The Independent

Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online.

Mon 5 Dec 16 from Phys.org

The political fight behind Facebook and Google’s new terrorist content database

This week, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter announced a new database for images and videos that promote terrorism. The database, which is hosted by Facebook, is designed as ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from The Verge

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Google create shared database to tackle extremist content

Following Sunday’s announcement from the European Commission that Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, and Twitter must act faster when removing hate speech from their respective platforms, the ...

Tue 6 Dec 16 from Techspot

Facebook, Microsoft, others join to fight online terrorist content

The companies will share information to identify terrorist images, videos or other content.        

Tue 6 Dec 16 from USA today

Internet giants will join forces to stop online sharing of terrorist material

Facebook, Twitter, et al to use hashes to quickly spot, takedown terrorist imagery.

Tue 6 Dec 16 from Arstechnica

Tech giants band together to fight terrorist content online

Some of the biggest names in tech have concocted a plan to combat the spread of terrorist content online together. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Alphabet-owned YouTube are creating ...

Mon 5 Dec 16 from Engadget

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