The Five Eyes (fvey) network is the official intelligence sharing agreement between the world's English-speaking world, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Among them all, the world is divided up for electronic telecommunication traffic surveillance and monitoring. Each has intelligence sharing agreements with partners in their respective spheres, for example the United States works closely with Latin American nations in both human and electronic intelligence matters, as does the UK with European Union member states' intelligence agencies.
Project Echelon is the forerunner of the Five Eyes agreement. U.S. and the British Empire intelligence sharing pre-dates World War II, the National Securty Act of 1947, and the creation of the CIA and NSA. The UK and American close relationship is sometimes referred to as the "special relationship."
On July, 26, 2022 Reuters reported the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism's (GIFCT) database "will use lists from intelligence-sharing group Five Eyes adding URLs and PDFs from more groups, including the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters and neo-Nazis.” The Conservativetreehouse commented, "Think about that sentence structure very carefully. They are 'adding to' the preexisting list…. admitting the group (aka Big Tech) already have access to the intelligence-sharing database… and also admitting there is a preexisting list created by the Five Eyes consortium. Obviously, who and what is defined as 'extremist content' will be determined by the Big Tech insiders themselves. This provides a gateway, another plausible deniability aspect, to cover the Intelligence Branch from any oversight."
- ↑ Facebook and tech giants to target attacker manifestos, far-right militias in database, Elizabeth Culliford, Reuters, July 26, 2021
- ↑ A Baseline Understanding Mostly Missing Behind the Twitter Discussion – Govt Influence Over Social Media Influence and the Surveillance State, December 3, 2022. Sundance.