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    GIFCT invests in the development and distribution of groundbreaking technological solutions to support member companies committed to preventing terrorist and violent extremists from exploiting their platforms while protecting human rights.

    Content Incident Protocol

    The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’s (GIFCT) Content Incident Protocol (CIP) is a process by which GIFCT member companies become aware of, quickly assess, and act on potential content circulating online resulting from a real-world terrorism or violent extremist event. The CIP was created in April 2019 and announced in July 2019 in response to the tragedy in Christchurch.

    How does it work?

    No one individual or organization can activate a content incident. Rather, the protocol is based on the existence of content online relating to the real-world terrorism or violent extremism event—like Christchurch and Halle—and potential distribution of that content, including a live stream of murder or attempted murder produced by the attack’s perpetrator or an accomplice. 

    By declaring a CIP, all hashes of an attacker’s video and other related content is shared in the GIFCT hash database with other GIFCT member platforms. Furthermore, a continuous stream of communication is established among all GIFCT founding members to identify and address risks and needs during an active CIP.

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