Last week, the tech sector’s largest counterterror group, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) convened a forum of industry stakeholders to address ongoing extremist activity online in the wake of protests and civil unrest. The...
House Homeland Security Committee Takes Aim at Tech Industry’s Failure to Halt Spread of Online Extremist Content
CEP commended the House Committee on Homeland Security for holding a hearing on social media companies' efforts to counter online terror content and misinformation. The hearing was called in the wake of March’s New Zealand mosque shootings—in which a...
"On this week’s episode of 'The Hunt with WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green,' Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior director of the Counter Extremism Project, says GIFCT, founded by Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter is not doing all it can to make a difference."
Tech & Terrorism: GIFCT’s Effectiveness In Curbing Extremist Content Online In Question Ahead Of Global Summit
Today, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)––a group founded by Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter––will hold its annual Global Summit to discuss the organization’s efforts in “prevent[ing] terrorist and violent extremists...
On Saturday, May 14, a gunman targeting African Americans opened fired at a Buffalo, New York grocery store, killing 10 and wounding three others, while livestreaming his attack on the Amazon-owned platform Twitch. Twitch cut off the video within two...
The recent New Zealand attacks have once again made clear that the tech industry’s preferred paradigm of self-regulation has failed. Tech companies have been unable or unwilling to establish clear standards of what constitutes impermissible extremist...
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On October 27, 2018, domestic terrorist Robert D. Bowers carried out an anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. He fired on congregants as they gathered for worship, killing 11 people and wounding six others.
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Today, Anjem Choudary & co-defendant Khaled Hussein appeared via video link for a preliminary hearing. Plea hearing… https://t.co/v424ivNqKh
"Controlling the risk of terrorism is a dynamic process but it has to survive off the page to be any use." A critiq… https://t.co/HadLKh39yG
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