Moderating the Decentralised Web: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderating the Decentralised Web: Challenges and Opportunities
30 August 2023 GIFCT
13th Sep 2023

Moderating the Decentralised Web: Challenges and Opportunities

This webinar will examine the challenges and opportunities in moderating terrorist content on the decentralised web.

Organised by Tech Against Terrorism and Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT).

This e-Learning Webinar is suitable for:

  • Tech professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge of Trust and Safety strategies for the decentralised web.
  • Government or law enforcement officials interested in understanding the appeal of the decentralised web for terrorist and violent extremist actors online.
  • Researchers or civil society representatives who would like to learn more about the challenges and opportunities of the decentralised web.

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.

We will discuss how the decentralised web differs from the traditional, centralised web and highlight some of the key features that have become attractive to terrorist and violent extremist actors as a result of increased moderation on the centralised web. Together with a panel of experts, we will discuss the fundamental challenges of moderating the decentralised web, as well as new opportunities for how we can counter exploitation of decentralised technologies. We will also discuss some common misconceptions of how the decentralised web functions, as well as the future of moderation on the decentralised web.

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

These free webinar sessions are suitable both for specialists in the field and for those interested in learning more about terrorist use of technology and the internet more widely – and how to counter it.

Participants 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 webinar series, Tech Against Terrorism and the Global Internet Forum to Counter-Terrorism (GIFCT) will convene some of the industry’s leading counter terrorism experts and practitioners, policy researchers, and tech company 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]