Meta Set to Chair Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

The company will release its Hasher-Matcher-Actioner open-source software tool

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Meta will become chair of nongovernmental organization the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism in January, and the company is making an open-source software tool it developed available free-of-charge to aid the cause.

GIFCT was established in August 2017 with Meta as one of the founding members, and it evolved into a nonprofit organization following the Christchurch Call to Action in September 2019.

The free open source software tool developed by Meta, Hasher-Matcher-Actioner, assists platforms in identifying copies of images or videos and taking bulk actions against that content.


Meta president of global affairs Nick Clegg explained in a Newsroom post Tuesday that HMA builds on Meta’s previous open-source image- and video-matching software, and the hope is to help smaller companies lacking the resources of larger platforms.




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