Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism Expands Scope of Its Database

3 new hashed categories were added


The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism is ramping up its efforts by expanding the types of extremist content shared between members in its database.

GIFCT rolled out a safe, secure, shared industry database in 2017 of “perceptual hashes” of known images and videos- produced by terrorist entities on the United Nations designated terrorist groups lists, and GIFCT members removed those entities from their services.

The organization explained, “At the beginning of 2021, GIFCT launched a multi-stakeholder effort to engage a wide range of experts on expanding the reach and impact of our hash-sharing database’s taxonomy in order to respond to terrorist content online across the ideological spectrum.

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