Tech professionals: Are you interested in the intersection of technology and terrorism? Do you want to learn more about how the internet is being used by terrorist and violent extremist groups? Do you want to learn how you can protect your platform and your users from terrorist exploitation?
Government representatives: Are you interested in learning more about the online environment in which terrorists use the internet? Do you want to learn more about how your government can support and encourage the local tech scene in tackling terrorist use of the internet and engage with big tech firms?
Civil society organisations and academia: Are you an expert in counter-terrorism, counter-radicalisation or human rights? Do you want to play an active role in supporting the tech and government sectors in tackling terrorist use of the internet whilst protecting human rights?
Tech Against Terrorism is an initiative launched and supported by UN CTED, which supports the tech industry through developing practical tools and advice for companies. As a public-private partnership, we work with tech companies, civil society, and governments across the world to coordinate tech responses to terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights. Our workstreams cover fintech, e-commerce, social media, encrypted messaging, transport tech, content storage and file-sharing.
During the first half of the event, we invite academics, companies, governments, and civil society organisations to share assessments of the terrorist threat and discuss emerging responses to this challenge. In the second half, tech companies will be able to participate in Tech Against Terrorism’s in-person training workshop to help build capacity against terrorist exploitation. You will:
Through this event, we will establish a workstream to build support for industry self-regulation to tackle terrorist exploitation of the internet. Whether you are a tech company, civil society organisation, or government official, this is your chance to make your voice heard.
Tech Against Terrorism is launched and supported by the UN Security Council to help small companies tackle terrorist exploitation. Since 2017, we have engaged with over 150 global companies. In 2017 we launched the Knowledge Sharing Platform to support companies in developing Terms of Service, moderation procedures, and transparency reports. Last year, we launched the Data Science Network to develop technological tools to help small tech platforms identify terrorist content. This year, we worked with the academic website Jihadology.net to implement a user registration system to restrict easy access to the website for terrorists and those vulnerable to radicalisation whilst allowing access for academics and expert researchers.
The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is a coalition launched in 2017 focusing on disrupting terrorists’ ability to promote terrorism, disseminate violent extremist propaganda, and exploit or glorify real-world acts of violence using tech platforms. The GIFCT is founded by Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft.