US News USA: Tech giants mobilize against extreme right terrorism

00:55  27 july  2021
00:55  27 july  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Social-counter-counter-terrorism: USA: Tech giants mobilize extreme right terrorism

USA: LES GÉANTS DU TECH SE MOBILISENT CONTRE LE TERRORISME D'EXTRÊME DROITE © Reuters / Dado RUVIC USA: Giants Tech is mobilizing extreme right terrorism

New York (Reuters) - an anti-terrorist alliance consisting of American technology giants like Facebook and Microsoft said Monday to Reuters have decided to significantly expand data sharing on extremist contents to fight more effectively against white supremacists and extreme right militias.

Until now the Global Internet Database Forum to Counter Terrorism's (GIFCT) focused on videos and images disseminated by groups recognized as terrorists by the United Nations, such as Islamic State, Al Qaeda or Taliban .

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In the coming months, data sharing will be extended to people who share the "manifests" authors of supregist violence and sites and documents shared by neonazies or extreme right militias, like the Proud Boys who have been illustrated In the Capitol attack on January 6 by supporters of Donald Trump.

GIFCT members, including Twitter, YouTube, Alphabet property, Snapchat or Instagram, Facebook ownership, share the digital signatures of documents that they withdraw from their platforms to allow other companies to check if Similar content is present on their sites.

If this initiative, launched in 2017 under the pressure of European and American governments after the attacks of Paris and Brussels, reduces the presence of jihadist content online, it constitutes only a partial response to the extremist phenomenon on the Internet.

"Anyone who observes the landscape of terrorism and extremism can only see that there are other sectors that require urgent attention," said Reuters the Executive Director of the GIFCT, Nicholas Rasmussen, explaining the Extension of data sharing to extreme right movements.

(report Elizabeth Culliford, French version Tangi Salaün)

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