The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism Welcomed New Members

The shared industry hash database that launched last December is up to more than 40,000 hashes

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced the formation of the GIFCT in June
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The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism recently welcomed new members Ask.fm, Cloudinary, Instagram, Justpaste.it, LinkedIn, Oath and Snap Inc.

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced the formation of the GIFCT in June.

Facebook also revealed in a Newsroom post Monday that the shared industry hash database it began creating last December with the other founding partners of the GIFCT is now up to more than 40,000 hashes, enabling member companies to more easily identify and remove terrorist content, or even to block it before it goes live.

The social network added: “In order to disrupt the distribution of terrorist content across the internet, companies have invested in collaborating and sharing expertise with one another. GIFCT’s knowledge-sharing work has grown quickly in large measure because companies recognize that in countering terrorism online, we face many of the same challenges … We recognize that our work is far from done, but we are confident that we are heading in the right direction. We will continue to provide updates as we forge new partnerships and develop new technology in the face of this global challenge.”