Tech Firm Consortium Laud Progress on Blocking Terrorist Content
The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), which is a consortium of leading tech firms and governments, said this week that it was exceeding its targets in preventing terrorist content online.
In a meeting last Friday, the group reported that 88,000 “hashes”, which are digital fingerprints used to identify content, of terrorism-related content had been added to the coalition’s shared database. Twitter also revealed that it has developed a database of web addresses that it has blocked on its own network which has been made available to other coalition members.
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter are some of the groups more prominent members.