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TAT & GIFCT E-learning Session - The Gamification of Extremism: Extremist Use of Gaming Platforms

TAT & GIFCT E-learning Session

The Gamification of Extremism: Extremist Use of Gaming Platforms

24 March 2022 5pm - 6pm GMT

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This webinar is organised in partnership with the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT).

  • Are you a tech professional interested in learning more about how gaming platforms may be exploited by terrorist and violent extremist actors?
  • Are you a government or law enforcement official and would like to learn more about the threat of extremists using gaming platforms, and the misconceptions about how extremists use these platforms?
  • Are you an academic or researcher interested in learning more about how you can support gaming platforms in countering the gamification of terrorist and violent extremist recruitment and radicalisation?

For our March webinar of the 2022 Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT e-learning series, we take an in-depth look into the use of gaming platforms by terrorist and violent extremist actors. Gaming platforms are designed for users to communicate, livestream, and support other logistics around online gaming. These platforms also tend to have a lower average user age than other types of tech platforms, presenting a unique content moderation challenge. The unique Trust & Safety challenges of gaming platforms thus require a tailored counterterrorism and countering violent extremism response due to their multi-purpose nature and high levels of daily content. In this webinar we will examine with an expert panel how gaming platforms are used by terrorist and violent extremist actors to communicate and operate online, as well as to livestream content and spread propaganda videos. We will also discuss the challenges to effectively moderating gaming platforms and working solutions to addressing this threat whilst safeguarding human rights and freedom of expression

As always, this webinar session will finish with a Q&A session that is open to all attendees. More information about the speakers and the agenda will be shared soon.

If you would like to sign up to this free webinar, please register with your institutionally affiliated email address – note that registration does not guarantee participation, and access to this webinar will be limited. This webinar will be held under Chatham house rules.

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 for 2022. These free webinar sessions are particularly suited for tech professionals, content moderators, counterterrorism researchers, and others interested in learning more about terrorist use of technology and the internet more widely – and how to counter it.

As a participant, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with a wide range of experts, and explore practical ways to support smaller tech companies in tackling the terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights. Over the course of the upcoming webinars, GIFCT and Tech Against Terrorism will convene some of the industry's leading counterterrorism experts and practitioners, policy researchers, and tech companies’ representatives.

If you have any questions about this or future webinars, or if you would like to collaborate for future sessions, please email contact@techagainstterrorism.org.