Big Tech Announces New Counterterrorism ‘Database’ Aimed at ‘Far-Right Militias’

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Major Big Tech platforms just announced they are forming a new counterterrorism unit to crack down on extremist material from white supremacists and “far-right militia groups. The news first reported by Reuters, notes that Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Google, and YouTube will all add content to a database to track the groups.

Previously, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’s (GIFCT) database honed in on content by terrorist groups on a United Nations list. The main groups being tracked were organizations like Islamic State, al Qaeda, and the Taliban.

According to Reuters, 14 big tech companies will be able to access the database.

Since the Jan. 6th Capitol riot big tech platforms have cracked down on far-right “extremist content.” Most major platforms also banned former President Trump while still allowing violent rhetoric to run rampant. The platforms have been criticized by Republican lawmakers for continually censoring conservative voices while allowing far-left radicals to freely post without consequence.

According to Business Insider:

Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, a nonprofit that counts the tech giants among its members, is expanding a shared database used to identify extremist content across platforms with data gathered on white supremacist groups: manifestos, publications, lists of users, and unique pieces of content that were already removed from other services.

By adding that intel to the database, services like Facebook, Google’s YouTube, and Twitter intend to more quickly remove it from their own platforms.

The database addition puts white nationalist and extremist groups in the same database alongside internationally recognized terrorism groups like Al Qaeda and Hamas.

The non-profit says it’s aware of and attempting to tread lightly around potential censorship concerns. “Over-achievement in this takes you in the direction of violating someone’s rights on the internet to engage in free expression,” GIFCT’s Executive Director Nicholas Rasmussen told Reuters.



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Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…..BIG TECH Can JUMP into a LAKE with CROCODILES. THEY Can Take Their DISCRIMIN TORY PR ACTICES with THEM. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

glenn edward davis
glenn edward davis
3 months ago

Meanwhile antifa and BLM run riot.

Robert Peacock
Robert Peacock
3 months ago

They won’t be doing anything they are not already doing.

bmp66
bmp66
3 months ago

Yep. The real terrorists!

carolyn
3 months ago

Exactly, but the radicals keep blaming the conservatives for all they do wrong and that load is insurmountable, If they repeat the lies enough, they believe their sheepers will remember it voting time. Thus the offender avoids the blame.

Carol Greene
Carol Greene
3 months ago

How about putting BLM on that list???

Rick in NH
Rick in NH
3 months ago

I’m really not sure how many “far right” domestic terrorist groups there are operating in America, I always hear the media loons spewing about them, but they’re never named. I’ve heard of BLM, radicalized Americans attacking in the name of Islam and groups like MS’13. Strange that the none of them are mentioned. This is just more of the same old weaponizing government agencies going after those that refuse to kiss the asses of the progressive elites in Washington and the socialist mediaq.

Common Sense
Common Sense
3 months ago
Reply to  Rick in NH

The concern isn’t targeting legitimate terror organizations. The concern is the manipulation of the word ‘racist’ and ‘white supremist’ to include anyone who voices opposition to the DNC. Liberals love to manipulate language!

pam
pam
3 months ago

CENSORSHIP in SPADES; The Russian and Chinese Goverments would be delighted and use the same idea; Wonder if NAZI Germany would have approved?

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago

I wonder if they’ll maintain a list of “terrorists” and if it will be available to the public. If not, how will it be used? Clearly, opposing forces need to know who’s opposing whom. Perhaps the new kings (FGMTY) plan only to terrorize those they believe are terrorists. I wonder if they’ll limit themselves to force by media or employ armed force as well. This decade promises to be very interesting.

cashgirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

Agree, Gene! Although I wouldn’t use the word “interesting.” The word this decade promises is more likely to be “terrifying” for those of us who love our Constitution and the freedom and liberties America currently offers. Note I said “currently.” 🙁

JOANN DIRKS
3 months ago

Far right, far right, White Supremacists. That’s all you hear from the leftist media & leftist politicians. WHAT ABOUT THOSE LEFTIST EXTREMIST & ANTI-AMERICAN’S? Oh, yeah…that’s different. Don’t want to go “against their “rights.” ENOUGH ALREADY…WAKE UP AMERICA…..

Blueberry
Blueberry
3 months ago

Just newsspeak for anything to do with Trump will be “investigated”.

Jamey
Jamey
3 months ago

Big tech should be prosecuted for the support of anti American terrorists. Then, they should be lined up against the wall and shot. Treason is properly punished by execution.

Kmc
Kmc
3 months ago

Vote Trump! 2024!!!

Gerald Lawson
Gerald Lawson
3 months ago
Reply to  Kmc

The convention of states is the only way to stop this insanity.

George Lukens
George Lukens
3 months ago

Who cares. They will never be truthful. Hopefully they will find out there are tens of millions of Patriotic Americans that will complain about how the government is trying to restrict our Amendment rights. If you want to p..s off that many people…..

Mike Rowley
Mike Rowley
3 months ago

Interesting, they are going to target the “Far Right”, yet if you pay attention to what’s happening in Portland, Seattle, San Fran, Los Angeles, etc, etc…it is the “Far Left” that is working with Antifa, BLM and their ilk…..but of course Big Tech and the Biden Administration are not interested in that realm…..no more than they are at looking into Hunter Biden’s China & Ukraine dealings and now his “Art Sales”….The DC Swamp is alive and well!!!!

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
3 months ago

All this ‘ evil ‘, is suppose to happen! ( according to our Lord). I am sooooooo glad He is coming back soon, and soooo glad He is in charge!!

Pat
Pat
3 months ago

The big tech groups are stupid to think that monitoring conservative groups is going to work. Do you think that the American defenders of our liberties are posting all over the internet. I don’t think so. Remember in the movie Independence Day, when they used Morse code so that the aliens could not understand their message. I don’t think that they will use Morse Code, but whatever they are doing they will outsmart the idiot demoncrats
and big tech.

Alan
Alan
3 months ago

how about checking the antics of The Far Left?

Bret
Bret
2 months ago

There has never been any such thing as a far right malitia, the low life Democrats have always been the ones to be on the absolute edge and beyond of insanity! They all need to be locked into insane asylums with padded walls and replacing their cocaine with prescribed mental health drugs!

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