The Wall Street Journal: Tech giants team up to take down terrorist content

BRUSSELS — Alphabet Inc.’s GOOG, +1.60%GOOGL, +1.80% YouTube, Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Microsoft Inc. on Monday announced they would form a shared database of identifiers of online terror images and videos in a bid to speed up the takedown of content that has helped terror cells recruit followers and spread radical ideas on the Web.

“There is no place for content that promotes terrorism on our hosted consumer services,” FB, +1.76% Microsoft MSFT, +1.64% , Twitter TWTR, +1.67% and YouTube said in a joint statement. “We hope this collaboration will lead to greater efficiency as we continue to enforce our policies.

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