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Canada teams up with tech giants against extremist content online

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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada announced the funding and other initiatives on Wednesday to counter the violent extremist content online is by working in partnership with large technology companies, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and the Alphabet of Google+.

Public Safety Canada, said in a statement that the government will commit up to C$1 billion ($762,428) of the technology Against Terrorism and for the creation of a digital database that will be at the level of smaller companies, as a terrorist, content is being detected for, and will help to eliminate.

The initiatives follow the on-Bar Call-to-Action, a non-binding agreement comes into existence only after the city of Christchurch to shoot in March, is to “eliminate the terrorists, and other violent radical content on the internet.” Canada is a member of the Bar of Call-to-Action in mid-May.

The second will be a youth conference on the prevention of violent extremism online.

Canada previously issued a C$1.5 million in funding to the Moonshot PROCESSOR, and C for$367,000 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to investigate right-wing extremism in Germany.

Reporting Tyler Choi; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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