GIFCT, in partnership with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and National Policy Agency convened a workshop on October 30, 2023 in Tokyo, Japan focused on the threat landscape and prevention efforts in gaming and gaming-adjacent platforms.
This event brought together international gaming companies based in Japan and the wider region. More than 30 experts and practitioners from the technology sector and government attended, including representatives from the Extremism and Gaming Research Network (EGRN) invited by GIFCT to present the latest research and analysis from their network, of which GIFCT is a founding member.
Over the course of the workshop, attendees discussed instances of global terrorist and violent extremist exploitation of gaming platforms, preventative countermeasures, and sector-specific tools and resources to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism online.
We are deeply grateful to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and National Policy Agency for hosting GIFCT, the tech companies for their commitment to proactively addressing terrorist and violent extremist content, and our EGRN partners for adding their valuable contributions to this important event. We thank all participants for their support of our mission to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. GIFCT recognizes that this mission must start with voices and perspectives from a range of sectors and world regions to reach a shared understanding of the problems we seek to counter.
About GIFCT and our Workshops
The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism brings together the technology industry, government, civil society, and academia to foster collaboration and information-sharing to counter terrorist and violent extremist activity online. Workshops have been a core part of GIFCT’s work since its establishment in 2017, contributing to global knowledge sharing efforts and collaboration across sectors and regions.
Since its founding, GIFCT has hosted a total of 17 GIFCT Workshops in collaboration with partners. Workshops provide a more formally structured opportunity for tech companies and committed stakeholders to share counterterrorism strategies and insights. To date, Workshops have engaged more than 155 tech companies, 82 NGOs, and 24 government bodies taking place across the globe including:
- Sydney, Australia
- Brussels, Belgium
- Ottawa, Canada
- Paris, France
- Berlin, Germany
- Accra, Ghana
- Delhi, India
- Jakarta, Indonesia
- Tel Aviv, Israel
- Amman, Jordan
- Tokyo, Japan
- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- London, United Kingdom
- California, United States (x2)
- New York, United States