Tech Against Terrorism’s Knowledge Sharing Platform (KSP) was successfully launched by the United Nations Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UN CTED) and the Republic of Korea at an event at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The launch was divided into three sessions, and was attended by representatives from a range of tech companies and several member states.
The first session included keynote speeches from representatives of the governments of the Republic of Korea, Spain, and Switzerland, the UN CTED, and the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) represented by Google, all of whom have worked with and provided assistance to the Tech Against Terrorism project.
All speakers noted the importance of public-private partnerships in battling the terrorist exploitation of technology, highlighting that comprehensive solutions that respect freedom of speech are needed to fight it. The UN CTED and the GIFCT representatives pointed out that there are alternative ways to counter terrorism that do not only include content removal, with the latter ensuring their commitment to support knowledge sharing, technological solutions, and counter-narrative messaging.