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Year in Review: 2021 impact on platforms’ counterterrorism efforts and global online regulation

TAT & GIFCT E-learning session

Year in Review: 2021 impact on platforms’ counterterrorism efforts and global online regulation

14 December 2021, 5pm GMT, 12pm EST, 9am PST

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

  • Are you interested in learning about how the online terrorist and violent extremist online threat landscape has evolved in 2021, and how this has influenced changes in tech sector responses and government regulation?
  • Are you a tech professional interested in learning about best practice in developing countermeasures to the evolving terrorist and violent extremist threat online?
  • Are you a researcher, government official, or civil society representative and would like to learn more about how trends in terrorist use of the internet have evolved in 2021, what governments are proposing to tackle it, and what the potential digital rights implications might be?

For the last Tech Against Terrorism and GIFCT webinar of 2021, we will look back at key events of the year – from the January 6 US Capitol storming to the Taliban gaining control of Afghanistan – and reflect on how the terrorist and violent extremist online threat landscape has evolved alongside the offline environment. We will discuss how the 2021 evolving threat landscape has led tech companies to adapt their counterterrorism policies and how they enforce Trust & Safety on their services. We will also reflect on the evolution of the global online regulatory landscape and how recent regulations proposals on illegal and harmful content online were influenced by major events of 2021. Together with an expert panel, we will discuss the various challenges of responding to a fast and constantly evolving threat landscape, whilst ensuring that users’ fundamental rights online are not infringed. In particular, we will focus on how smaller and newer tech platforms can swiftly adapt to the evolution of the threat and regulatory landscapes.

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 2021. 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.