Tech giants beef up body to fight extremist content

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Seeking to put procedures in place globally on how to handle crises.

Tech giants will fund research on how best to prevent incitements to violence online and how to reduce the effects on social media when attacks occur. — Dreamtime/TNS

"We are trying to create a civil defense-style mechanism. The same way we respond to natural emergencies like fires and floods, we need to be prepared and ready to respond to a crisis like the one we experienced," she told reporters. Appearing with the New Zealand leader, Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said the company took down 1.5 million potential views of the grisly video – 1.2 million before anyone had the chance to look."We can't wait until a moment like this happens again. We need to do the hard work now, to establish the systems and protocols and the cooperations" among countries and companies, she said.

While the industry will lead the forum's operating board, non-governmental groups will head an advisory board.


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