TAT & GIFCT E-learning Session

Year in Review: 2022 Trends in Terrorist and Violent Extremist Use of the Internet and the Online Counterterrorism Response

15 December 2022 5pm – 6pm GMT

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We wrap-up our webinar series this year by tracking the trends in the terrorist and violent extremist use of the internet and the counterterrorist response.

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

  • Are you a tech professional interested in learning about best practice in developing countermeasures to the evolving terrorist and violent extremist threat online?
  • Are you a government or law enforcement official interested in learning about how the online terrorist and violent extremist threat landscape has evolved in 2022, and how this has influenced changes in tech sector responses and government regulation?
  • Are you an researcher or civil society representative and would like to learn more about how trends in terrorist and violent extremist use of the internet have evolved in 2022, what governments are proposing to tackle it, and what the potential digital rights implications might be?

For our final webinar of the 2022 Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT e-learning series, we will look back at key events of the year – from the involvement of far-right violent extremists in the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the livestream of a violent extremist attack in Buffalo, New York – and reflect on how the terrorist and violent extremist online threat landscape has evolved alongside the offline environment.

We will discuss how the 2022 evolving threat landscape has led tech companies to adapt their counterterrorism policies and how they enforce Trust & Safety on their services. We will also reflect on the evolution of the global online regulatory landscape. Together with an expert panel, we will discuss the various challenges of responding to a fast and constantly evolving threat landscape, whilst ensuring that users’ fundamental rights online are not infringed.

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].