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    Tech Innovation

    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.

    Hash-sharing database

    In 2017, the founding members of GIFCT spearheaded a shared, safe and secure industry database of “perceptual hashes” of known images and videos- produced by terrorist entities on the United Nations designated terrorist groups lists- which GIFCT members had removed from their services.

    At the beginning of 2021, GIFCT  launched a multi-stakeholder effort to engage a wide range of experts on expanding the reach and impact of our hash-sharing database’s taxonomy in order to respond to terrorist content online across the ideological spectrum. We believe that our work must be complementary and mutually-reinforced with human rights and fundamental freedoms, starting with the material we recognize as terrorist content online. This six-month project resulted in a compilation report from international experts that will help shape and inform our strategy for thoughtful, deliberate, and practical broadening of our taxonomy framework over time.

    URL Sharing

    Terrorist content is increasingly shared on one platform with a link to content hosted on another platform. Companies only have jurisdiction to remove the primary source content from what is hosted on their services, meaning they can remove a post, but the source link and hosted content remains intact on the third party platform. In January 2019, GIFCT began a program to implement a link-sharing system of its own.