The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism Is Turning 2

The group is adding a crisis-response protocol, and it welcomed Pinterest and Dropbox

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which was established in August 2017 by Facebook, YouTube, Microsoft and Twitter, provided an update on its activities Thursday.

The group will honor the commitments it made as part of the Christchurch Call to Action—the tech industry’s nine-point plan in response to the terror attack in New Zealand in March and the spreading of video of that event—by adding a fourth pillar to its work, focused on crisis response.

GIFCT said it is introducing joint content incident protocols for responding to emerging or active events similar to the Christchurch tragedy, in order to ensure that relevant information is quickly and efficiently shared, processed and acted upon by all member companies, and so that tech companies can respond in a rapid fashion.

The group will work together to categorize incidents and their anticipated level and degree of online impact, and formal channels of communication will be established to...



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