Online titans joining forces to prevent spread of terror-related content

Facebook on Wednesday announced a joint initiative with Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube to prevent the spread of terror-related content on the internet, especially social networks. The four companies said that they will set up a joint database containing digital "fingerprints", especially text, images and videos for instruction, recruitment, training or incitement of terror, among others. They are planning to establish a similar project targeting child pornography in the future. Facebook claimed in the announcement that it will protect user privacy while setting up the project, and that intelligence and national security services will provide intelligence for the database so it can function more effectively.



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