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Friday, May 18 • 12:00 - 13:15
Tech Against Terrorism - Respecting human rights in tackling terrorist exploitation of the internet

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Tech Against Terrorism is convening a session - bringing together leading tech companies, human rights advocates, academics and government representatives - to discuss “Respecting human rights in tackling terrorist exploitation of smaller companies”. Specifically, we’ll ask participants to discuss areas where further research is needed, and how we can provide assistance to smaller companies navigating this complex environment.

As part of the Tech Against Terrorism initiative, we have developed six guiding principles, titled “The Pledge”, which inform our approach and will underpin a framework for engaging with technology companies. This work will help reinforce the importance of anticipating and addressing challenging content, and support technology companies in articulating their commitment to respecting freedom of expression and diversity in ways that are transparent, accountable, and collaborative.

Tech Against Terrorism was launched and is supported by the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UN CTED) to work with the global tech sector in improving knowledge-sharing and supporting companies to tackle the terrorist exploitation of the internet whilst respecting human rights. Our objective is to galvanise the tech industry and support industry-led self-regulation as one successful approach to managing harmful exploitation of the internet whilst protecting the values of openness and freedom of expression.

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Abhishek Gupta

AI Ethics Researcher, Montreal AI Ethics Institute and McGill University
Abhishek Gupta is an AI Ethics Researcher at McGill University and District 3 in Montreal, Canada. His research focuses on practical ways to address ethical concerns in using AI in different domains. At District 3, he is researching the labor impacts of AI in the financial services... Read More →
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Mark Stephens

Partner: Head of Media Law and Regulatory, Howard Kennedy

Claudia Wagner

Research Analyst, Tech Against Terrorism

Friday May 18, 2018 12:00 - 13:15 EDT