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Countering terrorist use of the internet, moderating online content and safeguarding human rights

Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT E-learning Webinar Series – 2021

Countering terrorist use of the internet, moderating online content and safeguarding human rights

23 November 2021 5pm - 6pm GMT, 9am - 10am PDT, 12pm - 1pm EDT

  • Are you interested in learning about the various human rights issues that arise when moderating online content, particularly in relation to the moderation of terrorist and violent extremist content?  
  • Are you a tech professional interested in learning more about how to improve your platform’s efforts to safeguard human rights in relation to content moderation enforcement? 
  • Are you a researcher, government official, or civil society representative and would like to learn more about challenges for tech companies in relation to safeguarding human rights, and how they can be supported to uphold human rights? 

For this Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT webinar, we will discuss moderating online terrorist content and safeguarding human rights. As governments around the world have increased their counterterrorism operations, concerns have been raised by observers, civil society groups, and experts about the potentially negative impact on human rights such operations might have. Likewise, as tech sector collective efforts to counter terrorism online have increased in recent years, so has the critical examination of the risk such initiatives can pose to human rights and fundamental freedoms. Together with an expert panel, we will examine the various challenges related to human rights and freedom of expression that tech companies face when moderating online content. We will also explore a variety of methods and support mechanisms that are in place for tech companies to moderate online content while safeguarding human rights. As always, this webinar session will finish with a Q&A session that is open to all attendees.

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.

More information about the speakers and the agenda will be shared soon.

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.

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