Tech giants ramp up efforts to stop proliferation of far-right material online

Some of the biggest US tech companies, including Facebook and Microsoft, are aiming to crack down on far-right militias by expanding their database of extremist material.

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is a counterterrorism organisation formed by the tech companies.

Until now, their database has focused on videos and images from religious-based terrorist groups on a United Nations list, such as Islamic State, al Qaeda and the Taliban.

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