Events

Past Events

13
December 2023
13 December 2023 Virtual | Webinar

Year in Review: 2023 Trends in Terrorist and Violent Extremist Use of the Internet and the Online Counterterrorism Response

This webinar will examine the past year’s principal trends in terrorist exploitation of the internet and online counterterrorism responses.
15
November 2023
15 November 2023 Virtual | Webinar

Content Moderation Avoidance Tactics: How Terrorist Actors Adapt to Increasing Online Counterterrorism Efforts

This webinar will examine how online terrorist actors are adapting their tactics to combat counterterrorism and content moderation efforts.
18
October 2023
18 October 2023 Virtual | Webinar

Responding to Crisis Incidents: Who has the right to terrorism-related data?

This webinar will examine the data-sharing frameworks, practices, and restrictions in response to crisis incidents.
13
September 2023
13 September 2023 Virtual | Webinar

Moderating the Decentralised Web: Challenges and Opportunities

In the next webinar of the 2023 Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT e-Learning series, we will take an in-depth look into how the decentralised web provides a new set of challenges in moderating terrorist and violent extremist exploitation of the internet.
14
June 2023
14 June 2023 Virtual | Summit

GIFCT Global Summit 2023

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism looks forward to convening our multistakeholder community for this year's GIFCT Global Summit on June 14, 2023.
24
May 2023
24 - 25 May 2023 | Conference

Third Annual GNET Conference

You can now register for our Third Annual GNET Conference which will take place on May 24-25th. A series of six panels will be held across two days, virtually and in-person. Register here: https://buff.ly/3M8mZb3
17
May 2023
17 May 2023 Singapore | Zoom | Workshop

South East Asia Workshop on Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism Online

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, Meta and Tech Against Terrorism, are pleased to invite you to join the “South East Asia Workshop on Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism Online” on May 17th, 2023 in Singapore or virtually.
02
May 2023
02 - 03 May 2023 Canada | Zoom | Workshop

North America Workshop on Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism Online

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, Tech Against Terrorism, and the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence are pleased to invite you to join the “North America Workshop on Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism Online”. Within this workshop we will take a closer look at the terrorist and violent extremist threat landscape in the North American region and how this threat manifests online. The workshop will also outline models for public-private partnerships and discuss tactics for effectively countering terrorism and violent extremism online. The event is applicable for representatives from the tech sector, PVE/CVE practitioners, experts looking at terrorism and violent extremism, and government representatives.
25
April 2023
25 April 2023 | Webinar

GIFCT & Tech Against Terrorism E-learning Webinar Series

For our first webinar of the 2023 Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT e-Learning series, we will take an in-depth look into how online counter terrorism and violent extremism efforts may impact human rights, and how to mitigate against human rights risks.
15
December 2022
15 December 2022 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT E-learning Webinar Series

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.
10
November 2022
10 November 2022 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT E-learning Webinar Series

For our November 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 technology services for operational purposes. Research into terrorist use of the internet has a strong focus on strategic communications and external messaging, such as propaganda targeting the public and recruitment messaging campaigns. However, terrorist and violent extremist use of the internet for operational purposes, such as internal communication and attack planning, presents a new set of challenges for counterterrorism practitioners and tech platforms. This operational use often occurs more covertly than external messaging, generally in private online spaces. In this webinar, we will discuss how terrorist and violent extremist actors use a range of tech platforms and their features for operational use, such as internal communication and coordination. We will also discuss the challenges in effectively countering terrorist and violent extremist use of the internet, while safeguarding human rights and freedom of expression.
29
September 2022
29 September 2022 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT E-learning Webinar Series

For our September webinar of the 2022 Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT e-learning series, we take an in-depth look into how viewing terrorist and violent extremist material online can have adverse effects on the mental health of researchers and Terms of Service practitioners, particularly content moderators. As the prominence of terrorist and violent extremist content online has grown, so has the response from tech platforms and researchers, requiring more viewing of potentially harmful material. The impact of viewing terrorist and violent extremist content online can cause vicarious trauma symptoms, which many practitioners and researchers have highlighted as an emerging problem in the counterterrorism field. However, while many platforms have turned to automated solutions, these typically lack the nuance in identifying terrorist and violent extremist content compared to human moderators. In this webinar, we will discuss the difficult balance between countering terrorism and violent extremism online and protecting practitioner and research welfare. We will also discuss mental health support mechanisms for researchers and content moderators when viewing terrorism and violent extremist content online.
07
September 2022
07 September 2022 | Workshop

West Africa Workshop on Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism Online

Within this workshop, we will take a closer look at the terrorist and violent extremist threat landscape in the West Africa region and how this threat manifests online. The event will be dedicated to tech companies, to participate in GIFCT’s in-person training workshop to help build capacity against terrorist exploitation. Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft will be participating as will critical regional companies. We also discuss best practice in Terms of Service, content moderation, and terrorist content identification as well as a number of other practical measures to support platforms.  This session will provide a forum to discuss the ways that terrorists use the internet (regionally and globally), and to explore measures that can be taken to reduce the proliferation of violent extremist materials online whilst ensuring the maintenance of human rights.
18
August 2022
18 August 2022 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT E-learning Webinar Series

We will take an in-depth look into how misogynist and male supremacist violent extremist actors use the internet to spread their ideologies, as well as the challenges in effectively identifying and moderating such content. The threat of this violent extremism has grown significantly, alongside the multitude of online spaces dedicated to spreading these violent extremist ideologies. These spaces present a unique threat of networked actors, seeking to spread violent extremist narratives in clandestine spaces. In this webinar, we will discuss the current threat landscape of misogynist and male supremacist violent extremism, with a focus on how offline violence relates to the online world. We will discuss responses to the misogynist and male supremacist violent extremist threat, and why this online content presents a unique content moderation challenge for platforms.
26
July 2022
26 July 2022 Zoom | Summit

GIFCT Global Summit 2022

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrrorism looks forward to convening our multi-stakeholder community for the annual GIFCT Global Summit on July 26th, 2022.
23
June 2022
23 June 2022 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT E-learning Webinar Series

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.
07
June 2022
07 June 2022 | Workshop

GNET Report Launch- How Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists Embrace and Mimic Islamic State’s Use of Emerging Technologies

We are delighted to launch a new GNET Report by Yannick Veilleux-Lepage, Chelsea Daymon and Emil Archambault.
24
May 2022
24 May 2022 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT E-learning Webinar Series

For our May webinar of the 2022 TAT & GIFCT e-learning series, we take an in-depth look into how terrorist and violent extremist actors use technology services for operational purposes. Terrorist and violent extremist use of the internet for operational purposes, such as internal communication and attack planning, presents a new set of challenges for counterterrorism practitioners and tech platforms. This operational use often occurs more covertly than external messaging, generally in private online spaces. In this webinar, we will discuss how terrorist and violent extremist actors use a range of tech platforms and their features for operational use, such as internal communication and coordination. We will also discuss the challenges in effectively countering terrorist and violent extremist use of the internet, while safeguarding human rights.
18
May 2022
18 - 19 May 2022 Online / Hybrid Events | Webinar

The Second Annual GNET Conference

You can now register for the Second Annual GNET Conference which will take place on May 18th-19th. A series of five panels will be held across the days, both virtually and in-person.
28
April 2022
28 April 2022 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT E-learning Webinar Series

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.
04
April 2022
04 April 2022 Zoom | Workshop

Understanding the Diverse Accelerationist Threat Online

Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) Workshop – The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) and the Accelerationism Research Consortium (ARC) Accelerationism is a diverse and nuanced terrorist trend. The workshop will look at three crucial areas of accelerationism: white nationalism/supremacy; use of the “chan” forums; and the Order of Nine Angles. Each of these facets holds […]
24
March 2022
24 - 24 February 2022 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT E-learning Webinar Series

For our March webinar of the 2022 Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT e-learning series, we take an in-depth look into the use of gaming platforms by terrorist and violent extremist actors. Gaming platforms are designed for users to communicate, livestream, and support other logistics around online gaming. These platforms also tend to have a lower average user age than other types of tech platforms, presenting a unique content moderation challenge. The unique Trust & Safety challenges of gaming platforms thus require a tailored counterterrorism and countering violent extremism response due to their multi-purpose nature and high levels of daily content. In this webinar we will examine with an expert panel how gaming platforms are used by terrorist and violent extremist actors to communicate and operate online, as well as to livestream content and spread propaganda videos. We will also discuss the challenges to effectively moderating gaming platforms and working solutions to addressing this threat whilst safeguarding human rights and freedom of expression
24
February 2022
24 February 2022 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism E-learning Webinar Series

For the first webinar of the 2022 Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT e-learning series, we take a closer look at the challenges and working solutions to moderating violent far-right extremist content and users. Discerning between non-violent, violent, and potentially violent far-right extremist content is an increasing moderation challenge for many tech platforms trying to navigate the evolution of the terrorist and violent extremist threat. In this webinar we will examine with an expert panel how far-right violent extremists communicate and operate online, the challenges to effectively moderating a constantly evolving far-right violent extremist discourse, and working solutions to addressing this threat whilst safeguarding human rights and freedom of expression.
07
February 2022
07 February 2022 | Webinar

Session 2 - Embedding Human Rights at GIFCT

In the lead up to our 2021 Global Summit, GIFCT committed to holding a meeting on progress made towards actualizing the recommendations presented in its inaugural Human Rights Impact Assessment six months out from its July 2021 publication date. We invite you to join our team to learn about GIFCT’s ongoing pursuit to make concrete progress against recommendations made in the Human Rights […]
07
February 2022
07 February 2022 | Webinar

Session 1 - Embedding Human Rights at GIFCT

In the lead up to our 2021 Global Summit, GIFCT committed to holding a meeting on progress made towards actualizing the recommendations presented in its inaugural Human Rights Impact Assessment six months out from its July 2021 publication date. We invite you to join our team to learn about GIFCT’s ongoing pursuit to make concrete progress against recommendations made in the Human Rights […]
14
December 2021
14 December 2021 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism E-learning Webinar Series

For the last Tech Against Terrorism and GIFCT webinar of 2021, we will look back at key events of the year – from the January 6 US Capitol storming to the Taliban gaining control of Afghanistan – and reflect on how the terrorist and violent extremist online threat landscape has evolved alongside the offline environment. We will discuss how the 2021 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 and how recent regulations proposals on illegal and harmful content online were influenced by major events of 2021. 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. In particular, we will focus on how smaller and newer tech platforms can swiftly adapt to the evolution of the threat and regulatory landscapes.
23
November 2021
23 November 2021 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism E-learning Webinar Series

For this Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT webinar, we will discuss moderating online terrorist content and safeguarding human rights. As governments around the world have increased their counterterrorism operations, concerns have been raised by observers, civil society groups, and experts about the potentially negative impact on human rights such operations might have. Likewise, as tech sector collective efforts to counter terrorism online have increased in recent years, so has the critical examination of the risk such initiatives can pose to human rights and fundamental freedoms. Together with an expert panel, we will examine the various challenges related to human rights and freedom of expression that tech companies face when moderating online content. We will also explore a variety of methods and support mechanisms that are in place for tech companies to moderate online content while safeguarding human rights.
28
October 2021
28 October 2021 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism E-learning Webinar Series

For this Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT webinar, we investigate terrorist use of the internet for financing purposes and the challenges it represents to the existing global counter terrorist financing framework. Together with an expert panel, we will examine how terrorists and violent extremists exploit not only financial and payment services, but also social media platforms and online marketplaces, to raise funds online. We will also examine how tech companies can respond to this threat, and outline how the global counter terrorist financing framework could adapt to these emerging challenges.
25
August 2021
25 August 2021 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism E-learning Webinar Series

For this Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT webinar, we will have the honour of welcoming representatives of different United Nations Agencies, including the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UNCTED) and the United National Development Programme (UNDP), to discuss the UN counterterrorism framework and what it means in terms of countering terrorist use of the internet. We will have the opportunity to hear from experts about the guidelines set out by different UN Security Council Resolutions and how they can inform tech platforms’ counterterrorism efforts, as well as learn more about the different UN support mechanisms to help tech platforms in conducting counterterrorism activities in a human rights safeguarding framework.
26
July 2021
26 - 28 July 2021 Zoom | Summit

GIFCT Global Summit 2021

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrrorism looks forward to convening our multi-stakeholder community for the annual GIFCT Global Summit on July 26th, 2021.
22
July 2021
22 July 2021 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism E-learning Webinar Series

For this Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT webinar, we take a closer look at some of the publicly available resources tech companies can use to inform their content moderation activities. In particular, we will focus on Tech Against Terrorism’s Knowledge Sharing Platform, as well as the GIFCT’s Resource Guide.
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June 2021
24 June 2021 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism E-learning Webinar Series

For this Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT webinar, we take a closer look at the terrorist and violent extremist threat landscape in the Asia-Pacific region and how this threat manifests online.
27
May 2021
27 May 2021 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism E-learning Webinar Series

For this Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT webinar, we take a closer look at counter narratives and counter speech efforts online, with a focus on tactics, best practices, innovations, and evaluation.
29
April 2021
29 April 2021 | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism E-learning Webinar Series

For this Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT webinar, we take a closer look at technical solutions that alert tech companies to terrorist content located on their platforms.
31
March 2021
31 March 2021 Zoom | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism E-learning Webinar Series

Technical approaches to countering terrorist use of the internet – URL sharing and collaborative tech sector efforts.
17
March 2021
17 March 2021 Zoom | Webinar

Tech Against Terrorism E-learning Webinar Series

The Nexus Between Violent Extremism and Conspiracy Theory Networks Online: Understanding and Challenging groups like QAnon, Oath Keepers and the Boogaloo movement.
23
July 2020
23 July 2020 Zoom | Webinar

Multistakeholder Forum 2020

GIFCT’s inaugural Multistakeholder Forum took place on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Please click to find the agenda, recordings and PDFs.