Our review of terrorist and violent extremist use of the internet, counterterrorism, digital rights, and tech policy.


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Webinar Alert!
Year in Review: 2022 Trends in Terrorist and Violent Extremist Use of the Internet and the Online Counterterrorism Response
Thursday, 15 December 2022

Join us for our final webinar of our 2022 e-Learning series in partnership with GIFCT. Please stay tuned for upcoming agenda details.

Internet Governance Forum 2022 Town Hall #5
Global Regulation to Counter Terrorist use of the Internet
Wednesday, 30th November, 2022

Join us for our review of the online regulatory landscape, current threats, and our recommendations on building thoughtful global online regulation to tackle terrorist content online.


News from Tech Against Terrorism

Tech Against Terrorism Podcast

Latest episodeThe Decentralised Web is available here.

We discuss the decentralised web: both benefits for users, and whether there is potential for exploitation by terrorists and violent extremists. In considering future threats, how should tech companies building this technology mitigate risk by developing trust and safety mechanisms early on?

Joining host Anne Craanen:

  • Dr. Inga Trauthig, Senior Research Fellow, Propaganda Research Lab at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Clara Tsao, Co-founder of the Trust & Safety Professional Association (TSPA) and Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Forthcoming
Our next episode with look at Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) with Arthur and Rory from the Tech Against Terrorism team taking a deep dive into how OSINT informs our work.


UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Discusses Online Counter-Terrorism

  • The UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee held a special meeting in Delhi to take firmer and more coordinated action against terrorist exploitation of information communication technologies.
  • Tech Against Terrorism was recognised in the meeting’s subsequent Delhi Declaration which also called for ‘strategic and voluntary public-private partnerships’ to fight online terrorism.
  • We attended the meeting and highlighted emerging trends in terrorist use of the internet and our work in tackling this threat. You can read more about the Delhi Declaration here. 

Knowledge Sharing Platform

Knowledge Sharing Platform Reaches 300 Users

  • Tech Against Terrorism’s Knowledge Sharing Platform has reached 300 users including over 49 tech companies.
     
  • The platform is a rich resource of interactive tools and resources to support smaller tech companies implement effective and human rights compliant counterterrorism policies. You can register here. 

Recent Webinar Series
Preventing Terrorist use of the Internet in Asia and the Pacific

Tech Against Terrorism presented at a webinar series organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat bringing together a host of tech policy experts to discuss preventing terrorist use of the Internet in Asia and the Pacific. Find out more here. 

Recent Webinar
Moderation Online: Beyond Content

Thank you to all who joined our webinar with GIFCT.  We discussed how moderation online goes beyond traditional propaganda content as terrorist and violent extremist actors seek to exploit a variety of technologies to support their operational goals. If you would like to access the recording but were unable to join, please email us at [email protected]g

Contributors

  • Rory Donovan, Open-Source Intelligence Analyst, Tech Against Terrorism
  • Matt Amatruda, Senior Manager, Policy and Law Enforcement Response Team, Zoom
  • Eamonn Maguire, Machine Learning Specialist, Proton
  • Nicholas Sacroug, Legal Counsel, Proton
  • Moderators: Archie Macfarlane, Research Analyst, Tech Against Terrorism
  • Erin Saltman, Interim Executive Director and Director of Programming, GIFCT

Top Stories

Selected news stories affecting the tech industry and its effort to tackle terrorist exploitation of the internet.