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Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT webinar: Defining terrorism and terrorist organisations on tech platforms

About this webinar

Are you a tech professional interested in learning more about how your company can strengthen its policies to ensure that your platform is not exploited by terrorists and violent extremists?

At this webinar, we look at the issue of defining terrorism and terrorist organisations on tech platforms. Whilst defining terrorism might seem of academic importance only, for tech companies such definitions are vital as they help facilitate effective and accurate moderation of terrorist exploitation on their platforms. Further, clear definitions can help ensure that content moderation action on terrorist content does not restrict freedom of speech and human rights by removing lawful content.

So what do tech companies need to consider when defining terrorism on their platforms? Should they, like Facebook and others have, look to draft their own definitions, or is it best to rely on recognised terrorist designation lists? And how do you operationalise and enforce your definitions in practice? To help answer these questions, we will be joined by experts from the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, the United Nations, and Brookings Institution. Discussion will be followed by a Q&A session that is open to all participants.

Tech Against Terrorism and the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) are pleased to present our series of free e-learning webinars on tackling terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights. These free webinar sessions are particularly suited for tech professionals, content moderators, and others interested in learning more about terrorist use of technology and the internet more widely, and aims to help them protect their platforms and services from terrorist exploitation.


About our webinar series:

Over the course of the upcoming webinars, GIFCT and Tech Against Terrorism will convene some of the industry's leading policy researchers and engineers to explore practical ways to support smaller tech companies in tackling the terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights. 

As a participant, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with policymakers and engineers from Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft as well as a wide range of academics and industry experts. Forthcoming webinars over the next 6 months will cover the following topics:

  • Terms of Service & Community Guidelines (23 October)
  • Content moderation & mental health (20 November)
  • URL sharing technologies (date TBD)
  • Law enforcement engagement and MLAT processes (date TBD)
  • Intel vending and open-source intelligence (date TBD)

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