Big Tech is putting their war against ‘extremism’ into overdrive by using a centralized database to ban ‘extremist content’.
It appears that each of these Big Tech companies will be adding the content they ban to the database, so that the others can see it and do likewise.
They claim it is about cracking down on “white supremacists and far-right militias”, but we all know it will become much more than that.
REUTERS – A counterterrorism organization formed by some of the biggest U.S. tech companies including Facebook (FB.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) is significantly expanding the types of extremist content shared between firms in a key database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias, the group told Reuters.
Until now, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’s (GIFCT) database has focused on videos and images from terrorist groups on a United Nations list and so has largely consisted of content from Islamist extremist organizations such as Islamic State, al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Over the next few months, the group will add attacker manifestos — often shared by sympathizers after white supremacist violence — and other publications and links flagged by U.N. initiative Tech Against Terrorism. It will use lists from intelligence-sharing group Five Eyes, adding URLs and PDFs from more groups, including the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters and neo-Nazis.
The firms, which include Twitter (TWTR.N) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) YouTube, share “hashes,” unique numerical representations of original pieces of content that have been removed from their services. Other platforms use these to identify the same content on their own sites in order to review or remove it.
While the project helps combat extremist content on mainstream platforms, groups can still post violent images and rhetoric on many other sites and parts of the internet.
The tech group wants to combat a wider range of threats, said GIFCT’s Executive Director Nicholas Rasmussen in an interview with Reuters.
Before you might have been banned on one site but not others. Now it appears they will be sharing this information so that they can all block you and keep your voice silenced.
Let me remind you where we first heard of this idea:
PSAKI: If you're banned on one social media platform, you should be banned on other social media platforms. pic.twitter.com/81eOCiRc68
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 16, 2021
That’s right. Over two weeks ago Biden’s White House suggested it and now Big Tech companies are running to make it happen. How Orwellian.
Remember how Big Tech went after Parler earlier this year? This is far more than just banning you from Facebook and Twitter. They will ban you from all services and hosting in order to keep you silent if they disagree with you.
Also don’t forget the New York Post, who got banned during the election last year for daring to post a bombshell about Joe Biden and his son Hunter. That’s also what this database will be used for and you can take that to the bank. This is Biden’s America.