Facebook, Twitter and YouTube take on terrorist propagandaThe social media giants are creating a shared database to combat the use of their services as platforms for terrorist messaging.
Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter have formed an alliance. The tech giants announced this week that they'll e joining forces to identify and prevent terrorist propaganda spreading on there sites. Together they'll create a shared database of unique digital fingerprints for voluntarist imagery or terrorist imagery or recruitment videos. The database will also include images they remove from their services to make it easier to spot similar offenders on other networks Social media has increasingly become an effective tool for terrorist groups to push their violent agenda and attract new recruits. until this year Facebook, twitter, and Google had relied heavily on user complaints to identify terrorist propaganda. In June all three were charged with providing material support To terrorist groups, such as ISIS, for their November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. Despite the alliance in the collaborative, the decision to remove the material will still be at the discretion of social media sites. Stay up to speed with the latest tech news at cnet.com. From Sydney, Daniel Van Boom