Facebook And Twitter Hold GIFCT, An Anti-Extremism Alliance, Summit

Facebook and Twitter

The main cause of today’s terrorism is the extremism that spread hate among the world. And these hate spreaders use the technology and social media very effectively to pursue their malevolence. So, some of the web giants came together to counter it. Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google formed alliance global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT).

GIFCT are holding their inaugural meeting today. The action intends to leverage technology — such as the shared industry hash database and machine vision-based detection — to stamp out extremist imagery online. UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the US Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, along with EU and UN representatives also attended the meeting.

As incorporate a quelling on violent and hateful material grow very fast, the four corporations can come into being their cooperative goals. This embraces blocks terrorists’ use of social media and therefore the internet to unfold information and to take advantage of real-world events. The European Commission has confirmed that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft has enhanced their efforts to examine hate speech on their respective platforms. Because of some measures, GIFCT is facing a threat of fines and legal penalties. So, they are going to remove those measures. Over the next few months, five more companies will be added to the GIFCT. Two out of the introduced five new members have already joined, among them Snapchat developer Snap Inc. and Justpaste.it.

The forum also will work on knowledge-sharing with 50 firms as a part of ICT4Peace and also the UN’s Tech Against Terrorism project. Extra conferences are going to be held around the world later this year.

Source: Engadget

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