14 major tech companies combining forces to weaponize “counterterrorism” organization’s database against conservatives.
The major tech companies of Silicon Valley announced they will pool their resources into a counterterrorism “database” aimed at cracking down on material from “white supremacists and far-right militias.”
In other words, an Orwellian omnipresent social credit system for Republicans and conservatives.
14 corporations, including Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, Reddit, Twitter, Dropbox, Verizon, and Snapchat, will expand the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’s (GIFCT) database to flag material from “white supremacists and far-right militias.”
Reuters reported that the GIFCT database, created in 2017, was used primarily to collect extremist material from Islamic terror groups, “until now.”
“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,” Reuters reported.
“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.”
GIFCT Executive Director Nicholas Rasmussen said the tech companies want to expand their counterterrorism and censorship efforts domestically.
“Anyone looking at the terrorism or extremism landscape has to appreciate that there are other parts…that are demanding attention right now,” Rasmussen said, suggesting conservatives are the threat.
“Over-achievement in this takes you in the direction of violating someone’s rights on the internet to engage in free expression,” he admitted.
This announcement comes the same day that the ADL, a far-left group, and payment platform PayPal declared a partnership to “fight extremism and hate” groups by “uncovering and disrupting the financial pipelines” that support them.