TAT & GIFCT E-learning Session

Live-streaming of Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content: Moderation and Crisis Response

23 June 2022 5pm – 6pm BST

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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 how the tech sector can coordinate a response to livestreamed attacks to ensure an effective crisis response?
  • Are you a government or law enforcement official interested in learning more about why terrorist and violent extremist attackers use livestreams, and existing tech sector efforts and content moderation challenges to respond to livestreams?
  • Are you an academic or researcher interested in understanding the operational and strategic function of livestreamed attacks within terrorist and violent extremist

For our June webinar of the 2022 Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT e-learning series, we take an in-depth look into how terrorist and violent extremist actors use livestreaming to increase the strategic and operational value of propaganda. Since the attack in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019, the appeal of livestreaming an attack has increased for terrorist and violent extremist actors, especially among far-right terrorists and violent extremists. The tech sector response to livestreamed attacks has also grown significantly, resulting in Twitch removing the livestream of the attack in Buffalo, New York, USA within 2 minutes in May 2022. In this webinar, we will discuss how terrorist and violent extremist actors use livestreaming functions to gain notoriety for their attack. We will also discuss the challenges in effectively identifying and moderating livestreamed content, and effective crisis responses, while 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].