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Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT Webinar: Mental health and content moderation

Are you a tech professional interested in learning more about the impact of viewing terrorist content on mental health for content moderators – and what can be done to alleviate it?  In this fourth in a series of e-learning sessions, we look at the mental health risks that face those who work in content moderation in being exposed to terrorist content each day. Experts from the GIFCT and leading researchers will share their insights on the scale of the issue itself, as well as offer ideas on best practices that better protect those on the front line of the fight against terrorist use of the Internet. Discussion will be followed by a Q&A session that is open to all participants. About our webinar series: Tech Against Terrorism and the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) are pleased to present our series of e-learning webinars. 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. 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 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 policy makers and engineers from Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft as well as wide range of academics and industry experts. Forthcoming webinars over the next 6 months will cover the following topics:
  • Defining terrorism and terrorist organisations on tech platforms (9 October)
  • Terms of Service & Community Guidelines (23 October)
  • URL sharing technologies (date TBD)
  • Law enforcement engagement and MLAT processes (date TBD)
  • Intel vending and open-source intelligence (date TBD)
For more information about this webinar and the our series please do not hesitate to get in contact via email  (contact@techagainstterrorism.org or Twitter). We're keen to hear from anyone who has expertise in these areas and would like to share their experience with others in the tech sector.