Invitation: Tech Against Terrorism & Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) – E-learning Webinar Series

11th March, 8th April and 6th May

5pm GMT/BST

Register for “OSINT intro to the current online Islamist terrorist landscape” webinar on 11 March here.

Register for “Transparency reporting for tech companies” webinar on 8 April here.

Register for “Tech sector & law enforcement engagement in countering terrorist use of the internet” webinar on 6 May here.



Tech Against Terrorism and the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) are pleased to present our series of free e-learning webinars on tackling terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights. 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.


About our webinar series:

Over the course of the upcoming webinars, the GIFCT and Tech Against Terrorism will convene some of the industry’s leading policy researchers and engineers to explore practical ways to 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 policymakers and engineers from Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft as well as a wide range of academics and industry experts. Forthcoming webinars over the next 6 months will cover the following topics:

  • OSINT intro to the current online Islamist terrorist landscape (11 March)
  • Transparency reporting for tech companies (8 April)
  • Tech Sector & law enforcement engagement in countering terrorist use of the internet (6 May)
  • Intel vending (date TBD)
  • URL Sharing (date TBD)
  • User reporting, appeal processes, and redress (date TBD)
  • Terrorist Content Analytics Platform (date TBD)
  • Fintech and terrorism financing (date TBD)


Wednesday 11 March 5pm – 6pm GMT: OSINT intro to the current online Islamist terrorist landscape

Are you a tech professional interested in learning more about the current online Islamist terrorist landscape – and what can be done to mitigate the risks of your platform being exploited?

Are you a government representative, law enforcement, or academic researcher who would like to learn more about the latest trends in terrorist exploitation of the Internet and better understand the current online landscape?

In our inaugural session of our 2020 Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT e-learning series, we take a closer look at the current Islamist terrorist landscape online. An expert panel of Tech Against Terrorism, GIFCT, and other leading OSINT experts will outline the latest trends, highlight current challenges, and discuss strategies and tactics to tackle this problem whilst respecting human rights.

This webinar session will finish with a Q&A session that is open to attendees.

If you would like to attend this free webinar, please register with your institutionally affiliated email address here: https://app.livestorm.co/p/b48f35a8-1333-457b-8285-07cb09346cbf



Wednesday 8 April 5pm – 6pm BST: Transparency reporting

Are you a tech company interested in learning more about producing your first transparency report? Do you want to learn how to improve upon your transparency reporting processes?

Are you a counterterrorism professional interested in hearing about how platforms can report on terrorist takedown activity?

Are you a researcher, government official, or advocate who is invested in ensuring greater transparency across the tech industry – and beyond?

Transparency is an increasingly prevalent and important topic within the tech industry – but also is becoming ever more so outside it. For our new 2020 Tech Against Terrorism & Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) e-learning series, this session will look at current transparency reporting practices within the tech sector, how they have evolved, and where they will go next. This webinar is targeted at sharing best practice with smaller tech companies who want to publish transparency reports that reflect a respect for users’ rights in a manner that is not overly burdensome. This session will also be insightful for professionals across the tech policy and counterterrorism sphere. Leading experts from the GIFCT, tech platforms, and civil society will share their insights on some of the benefits and challenges involved in reporting, as well as offer ideas on best practices that could support tech platforms to reach a higher industry standard. This webinar will finish with a Q&A session that is open to all attendees.

If you would like to attend this free webinar, please register with your institutionally affiliated email address here: https://app.livestorm.co/p/aecfeced-a111-4ca4-bbfb-b6a58c00cd8e



Wednesday 6 May 5pm – 6pm BST: Tech sector & law enforcement engagement in countering terrorist use of the internet

Are you a tech company representative who is interested in learning more about how your platform can work more effectively with law enforcement to counter terrorist use of your platform?

Would you like to know more about existing processes around removal requests, electronic evidence preservation and information requests – and what rights and obligations your company has in relation to law enforcement?

Reciprocally, are you a law enforcement official who would like to learn more about tech sector practices around law enforcement engagement?

In this joint Tech Against Terrorism and Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) webinar, we aim to help facilitate constructive working relationships between tech companies and law enforcement agencies in line with international human rights obligations. As a participant, you will hear from tech companies and law enforcement representatives about existing practices and legal channels around content removal, information sharing and electronic evidence, such as mutual legal assistance treaties (MLAT). As always, this session will finish with a Q&A session that will be open to all attendees.

If you would like to attend this free webinar, please register with your institutionally affiliated email address here:



About the organisers:

Tech Against Terrorism is an initiative supported by UN CTED and implemented by QuantSpark Foundation. We support the tech industry in tackling terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights. As a public-private partnership, we work with tech companies, civil society, and governments across the world to develop practical resources and policy advice for tech companies to help them fight terrorism on their platforms. We work with companies across all technologies, including social media, file-sharing, fintech, cryptocurrency, e-commerce, and messaging platforms.

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) was founded by Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft in 2017 as an industry-led initiative. The objective of the GIFCT is to substantially disrupt terrorists’ ability to promote terrorism, disseminate violent extremist propaganda, and exploit or glorify real-world acts of violence using our platforms. The GIFCT works to employ and leverage technology, sharing knowledge, information and best practices, and conduct research with global experts.


To find out more about our previous and future webinars please visit our website at https://www.techagainstterrorism.org