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Technology Against Terrorism: How to Respond to the Exploitation of the Internet

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Chatham House, London

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Nick Pickles, Head of Public Policy and Government, UK & Israel, Twitter

Erin Saltman, Policy Manager, EMEA Counter-Terrorism and CVE, Facebook

David Scharia, Director, Chief of Branch at CTED, United Nations Security Council

Mariusz Zurawek, Owner, JustPaste.it

Chair: Adam Hadley, Project Director, ICT4Peace

Overview

While larger technology companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft have developed an 'emerging normative framework' based on a self-regulation, smaller technology companies often do not have the capacity to effectively anticipate, mitigate and disrupt the exploitation of their services. Even the smallest app is vulnerable to the spread of violent extremism and with this comes significant reputational and operational risk.

This panel of distinguished speakers will discuss the threat of the spread of extremism via technology. They will discuss how smaller tech companies can build practical tools and improve operational processes to monitor and remove extremist content. What has been the response from government, civil society and technology companies following the recent terror attacks in the UK? And what are the major challenges faced by tech companies when trying to regulate and remove online content?

This event is organized in association with the ICT4Peace Foundation to raise awareness of the Tech Against Terrorism project created by both the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate and the ICT4Peace Foundation.

 

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