Tech giants bolster collaborative fight against terrorism

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Published on Jun 27, 2017
CNN: Four of the biggest companies in tech are boosting efforts to fight extremism on their platforms.

Twitter (TWTR, Tech30), Facebook (FB, Tech30), YouTube and Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) have formed the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which was announced on Monday.

The group will share technical tools for combating extremist content, such as violent imagery and terrorist propaganda, and commission research to guide future resources. It'll also work with academic and policy experts to learn more about terrorism.

"It will formalize and structure existing and future areas of collaboration between our 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," according to a statement released by Twitter (TWTR, Tech30).

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