Politics

Big Tech Puts Americans in the NSA’s Crosshairs

The so-called “counterterrorism” organization created by some of the biggest tech companies, including YouTube and Facebook, is expanding the types of extremist content shared in its database, for the purpose of cracking down on objectionable content from “far-right militias” and “white supremacists”, reported Reuters (paywall).

Critics of Big Tech platforms are already interpreting this move as more proof of their biased censorship, ignoring left-wing groups…

The members of GIFCT share unique numerical representations of content, aka hashes, that they have removed, so that the other members can take action on the same content, if it is shared on their platforms. The group currently has 14 members, including Instagram, Reddit, Snapchat, Verizon Media, and Dropbox. Read more…

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