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Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube Overhaul Counterterrorism Efforts for Christchurch Call

An online counter-terrorism forum created by global tech companies — Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube — will be restructured to become an independent organisation as part of efforts to combat terrorism on online platforms.

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), created in 2017, will change its focus towards increasing cooperation between companies, government agencies, and experts.

It will hire an executive director and new staff, and set up an independent committee that will oversee the organisation’s governance. The independent committee will be comprised of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, and the European Commission, among other members

Read more at ZDNet

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