Amid reports Friday that G7 nations and several tech companies, such as Google and Facebook, were deploying new measures to block jihadist propaganda on the Internet, INTERPOL announced its own effort, says a new report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
The global law-enforcement alliance wants to create and maintain a list of known terrorists worldwide.
The G7 effort, which aims to take jihadist content offline within two hours, was praised by Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti as “the first steps toward a great alliance in the name of freedom,” reported Agence France-Presse.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said, “Our enemies are moving at the speed of a tweet and we need to counter them just as quickly.”
But it was just one of the moves proposed at this week’s meetings of G7 interior ministers in Italy.
The other is a call for organization, within INTERPOL, of a global platform of information about known foreign terrorist fighters.
The international group that organizers cooperative police efforts worldwide noted it already has nearly 40,000 such “fighters” in its files, “making it the world’s largest repository of such information.”
G7 interior ministers endorsed the plan to have INTERPOL hold and provide access to “criminal information, including biometric data and other information collected from the battlefield.”
“INTERPOL pioneered military-to-law enforcement information exchange, starting in 2005 with Project Vennlig in Iraq, and later in Afghanistan through Project Hamah,” the international group said.