Social media companies combine efforts against terrorist content

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft have announced the formation of a Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism. This cooperation includes sharing technical solutions, research to inform their efforts, and working with counter-terrorism experts – including the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate and the ICT4Peace Foundation – to establish a knowledge-sharing network. The Forum does not only consist of the large social media companies, but will also include ‘smaller tech companies, civil society groups and academics, governments and supranational bodies such as the EU and the UN’.