TAT & GIFCT E-learning Session

Audio Content & Detection: Moderation Challenges and Opportunities with Existing Audio Detection Models

28 April 2022 5pm – 6pm GMT

Register here

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

  • Are you a tech professional interested in learning more about current methods to detect violent extremist audio content and the future development of audio detection models?
  • Are you a government or law enforcement official interested in understanding more about the use of audio content for terrorist and violent extremist purposes, and the challenges in detecting and moderating audio content?
  • Are you an academic or researcher interested in learning more about how audio content is used by violent extremist actors to recruit and radicalise into violent extremist movements?

For our April webinar of the 2022 Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT e-learning series, we take an in-depth look into the use of audio content by terrorist and violent extremist actors. Audio content comes in the form of spoken statements, speeches, podcasts, and music, and allows users ways to communicate through a non-written medium. As audio content does not rely on written or image based content, it provides a unique moderation challenge as platforms cannot rely on established moderation methods used for other types of content. In this webinar we will examine with an expert panel how audio content is used by a range of terrorist and violent extremist actors to recruit, radicalise, and operationalise into extremist movements. We will also discuss the challenges to effectively detecting and moderating audio content, and opportunities to counter terrorist and violent extremist narratives which use audio mediums, whilst safeguarding human rights and freedom of expression.

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 2022. 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 [email protected].