YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft establish working group to tackle terror content

01:10 PM | 27 Jun, 2017
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft establish working group to tackle terror content
New YORK - Major groups of social media including, Google's YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft have announced that they were establishing a global working group for making efforts jointly to remove terrorist content from their websites.

After pressure exerted by governments in Europe and the United States following a series of militant attacks, the organisations said they would extend technical assistance to each other for removing terrorist content, and sharing their commission research work more with experts of counter-terrorism.

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism "will formalise and structure existing and future areas of collaboration between our companies and foster cooperation with smaller tech companies, civil society groups and academics, governments and supra-national bodies such as the EU and the UN," the companies said in a statement.

The current situation also highlighted the prospect of new legislation due to which only Germany in EU has proposed a law regarding imposing a fine of up to $56 million on social media websites on not removing hateful posts.

They tech firms will also share best practices to trace content using machine learning as well as define "standard transparency reporting methods for terrorist content removals."

Earlier this month, Facebook also spoke out about criticism from politicians on its efforts to remove the content.

Google also came forward with measures to trace and remove the terrorist or hateful content on its video-sharing platform YouTube.

In second half of 2016, Twitter suspended 376,890 accounts for promoting terrorism.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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