Biden-Harris Administration Hosts United We Stand Summit on Taking Action to Prevent and Address Hate-Motivated Violence

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On September 15, 2022, President Biden hosted the United We Stand Summit to counter the corrosive effects of hate-fueled violence on our democracy and public safety. Announcements from the tech sector at the summit took a step towards recognizing the important role companies play in designing their products and platforms to curb the spread of hate-fueled violence both online and off:

  • YouTube is expanding its policies to combat violent extremism by removing content glorifying violent acts for the purpose of inspiring others to commit harm, fundraise, or recruit. YouTube will also launch an educational media literacy campaign across its platform.
  • Twitch will release a new tool that empowers its streamers to help counter hate and harassment. Twitch will also launch new community education initiatives on topics including identifying harmful misinformation and deterring hateful violence.
  • Microsoft is expanding its application of violence detection and prevention artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools and using gaming to build empathy in young people.
  • Meta is forging a new research partnership with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies’ Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism. Meta will also partner with Search For Common Ground to equip community-based partners working locally to counter hate-fueled violence.

The United We Stand Summit: Taking Action to Prevent and Address Hate-Motivated Violence and Foster Unity White House announces tech company efforts to combat violent extremism (Washington Post)