Are you a tech company interested in strengthening your capacity to counter terrorist and violent extremist activity online?

Apply for GIFCT membership to join over 25 other tech companies working together to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting online platforms by leveraging technology, expertise, and cross-sector partnerships.


By becoming a member of GIFCT, tech companies receive access to:

Cross-platform tech solutions to detect and prevent the further spread of terrorist and violent extremist content and activities online, including GIFCT’s hash-sharing database, tech trials, and other technical innovation programs

Incident response resources and protocols to strengthen collective responses to the online dimensions of a terrorist or violent extremist attack

Action-oriented research, bespoke tools, and resources to identify and adapt to the latest trends and emerging developments in online terrorism and violent extremism

Knowledge-sharing opportunities to work with a global community and scale approaches to online risk mitigation, including events, workshops, and communities of practice

Membership Criteria

Digital platforms seeking to join GIFCT must meet the following six criteria that allow us to deliver on our mission while maintaining our values:

1. Terms of service, community guidelines, or other publicly available policies that explicitly prohibit terrorist and/or violent extremist activity.

2. The ability to receive, review, and act on both reports of activity that is illegal and/or violated terms of service and user appeals.

3. A desire to explore new technical solutions to counter terrorist and violent extremist activity online.

4. Regular, public data transparency reports.

5.  A public commitment to respecting human rights in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

6. Support for expanding the capacity of civil society organizations to challenge terrorism and violent extremism.

Don't yet meet GIFCT's criteria?

GIFCT connects companies seeking membership with partners to provide free mentorship towards meeting its membership criteria.

Steps to GIFCT Membership

1. Application & Introduction

2. Free mentorship and hands-on support towards meeting GIFCT’s six membership criteria

  • One-on-one support from GIFCT expert staff
  • Comprehensive capacity-building in counterterrorism and content moderation policies and enforcement mechanisms
  • Professional consultations on how to mainstream human rights considerations in all counterterrorism work

3. Decision