In March 2018, reports surfaced that the private information of up to 87 million Facebook users had been harvested by the firm Cambridge Analytica since 2014.
Within the space of 24 hours, one of the hundreds of invisible Internet support companies that keep the web ticking behind the scenes had cut down what was blossoming into the ‘Facebook for ISIS.’
Extremist Content Online||CEP Staff
Advertisements from many well-known companies were found to be playing alongside a bomb-making video on the French web streaming platform, Dailymotion.
The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)––a partnership of tech companies led by Facebook, Google, and Twitter––has been praised for its alleged progress in combating extremism online.
On April 26, 2017, a YouTube user uploaded a fan-made video glorifying ISIS suicide bombers.