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A Practical Taxonomy for Online Terrorist Content


This work product is in response to the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’s (GIFCT) Request for Proposals for taxonomic frameworks for terrorist content online. The joint authors of this text – consisting of international specialists and GIFCT stakeholders convened by the Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) – have provided a practical resource in the form of a grid for use by online platforms to identify different types of terrorist content (X-axis) and online platform functions (Y-axis). Following this introduction, the sections below provide the context and assumptions underpinning this work product, a description of how GIFCT members can use this tool, indicative characterizations used in the resource, and a concluding section providing both recommendations and resources.

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Braniff, William, Matthew Feldman, Eviane Leidig, Adam Hadley, Ghayda Hassan, and Ray Serrato. 2021. "A Practical Taxonomy for Online Terrorist Content." Broadening the GIFCT Hash-Sharing Database Taxonomy: An Assessment and Recommended Next Steps (July). https://gifct.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/GIFCT-TaxonomyReport-2021.pdf

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