Social media giants Facebook, Google's YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft are forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms. The companies said they would share technical solutions for removing terrorist content, commission research to inform their counter-speech efforts and work more with counter-terrorism experts. The companies will seek to improve technical work and will also exchange best practices on content detection techniques using machine learning.
For this, they will create the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism that "will formalise and structure existing and future areas of collaboration between companies and foster cooperation with smaller tech companies, civil society groups and academics, governments and supra-national bodies such as the EU and the UN".
All four companies have initiatives to counter online hate speech and will use the forum to improve their efforts and train civil society organisations engaged in similar work.
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