Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft have created a forum to counter terrorism following years of criticisms that the technology giants have failed to block violent extremists and propaganda on their platforms.
They announced the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism on Monday (26th June), saying the collaboration would focus on technological solutions, research and partnerships with governments and civic groups.
It comes a day after Facebook announced its own initiative to counter online hate speech on its site.
Earlier this year, MP’s tackled some of the social media giants and placed increasing pressure on them to do more about online hate and extremism on their platforms.
Among the plans the forum has vowed to work together on detecting content, researching future efforts on removing certain content, sharing knowledge, and helping smaller companies tackle online extremism.
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