This panel of distinguished speakers discuss the threat of the spread of extremism via technology.
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
Ankur Vora, Public Policy Analyst, Google
Mariusz Zurawek, Owner, JustPaste.it
Chair: Adam Hadley, Project Director, ICT4Peace
While larger technology companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft have developed an 'emerging normative framework' based on 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 discuss the threat of the spread of extremism via technology. They 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?