Internet Titans will team to detect terrorist content.

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As recently reported by Bloomberg News, four Internet giants are teaming to improve their efforts in removing terrorist-related content from their services. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube have agreed to create a shared database of the most extreme terrorist images and videos they've removed. Facebook will host the database, which will store a unique digital fingerprint generated by a cryptographic algorithm (called a "hash") for each item.

Subsequently, all videos and photos that are uploaded to any of these four services will have its hash checked against the database. If there's a match to a hash that's already stored, the database will set in motion a process for the content's possible removal, according to a statement provided by Facebook.

Facebook asserts that because the...

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