Face­book, Twit­ter, YouTube to purge ter­ror con­tent

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — An­drea Noble

Four of the big­gest tech­nol­ogy and so­cial me­dia com­pa­nies in the U.S. are build­ing a data­base of ter­ror­ism-re­lated pho­tos and videos in an ef­fort to crack down on pro­pa­ganda and re­cruit­ment ef­forts shared via on­line plat­forms.

Face­book, Microsoft, Twit­ter and YouTube an­nounced this week they are col­lab­o­rat­ing to share the unique digital “fin­ger­prints” as­so­ci­ated with ter­ror­istre­lated im­ages that each com­pany has re­moved from their ser­vices.

By sharing in­for­ma­tion, they hope to give other so­cial me­dia com­pa­nies a way to ef­fi­ciently search for the same data on their own plat­forms and re­move the con­tent as needed.

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