G7: Making the internet hostile to terrorism

G7: Making the internet hostile to terrorism

Terrorist-related content online has become a major issue, on a global scale. At today’s G7 meeting in Italy it was agreed that internet companies will continue to take a proactive role and ensure decisive action in making their platforms more hostile to terrorism. They will also support civil society partners to develop alternative narratives online.

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How do we keep community spirit alive online?

Keeping community spirit alive on World Mental Health Day

Hate speech has become one of the darkest aspects of our social media lives. Even the most innocuous-seeming posts can quickly descend into foul-mouthed, offensive, hate-fueled threads. Why this is the case is the subject of much research, but no matter what the cause, the result is that the extent of hate speech posted online is starting to have real-world consequences.

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Leaving terrorists no place to hide online

Owl - Leaving terrorists no place to hide online

Terrorist videos have come a long way from a camcorder in a cave. Today extremists can be sophisticated and savvy. They know where and when to upload their material to get maximum views and shares online. In fact, their steady stream of propaganda, recruitment material, and violent videos depicting beheadings can resemble a well-oiled marketing funnel.

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