At 9:06 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) activated the Content Incident Protocol (CIP) within its Incident Response Framework in response to a shooting in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
The CIP was activated due to:
- The existence of live streamed video of the shooting, apparently produced and distributed by the perpetrator
- The video depicting attempted violence towards people, and
- The video was shared on GIFCT member platforms.
As a result, hashes corresponding to the perpetrator-produced content depicting the attack, in video and image form, qualify to be added to the GIFCT hash-sharing database. This enables other GIFCT members to identify whether the same content has been shared on their platforms and address it in accordance with their respective platform policies.
For more information about GIFCT’s:
- Incident Response Framework that guides how GIFCT and its members respond to mass violent attacks and their online dimensions, see here: https://gifct.org/incident-response/
- Content Incident Protocol, the level of our Incident Response Framework activated in response to this shooting, see here: https://gifct.org/content-incident-protocol/
- Hash-sharing database, see here: https://gifct.org/tech-innovation/
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