Doug Bedell — March 7, 2018, 2:45 pm

U.S. Homeland Security Head Discusses Digital Terrorism


You can get first-hand insight into the challenge of deterring terrorism conducted via the Web and computer channels by tuning into U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nelson at the recent 2018 Degital Forum on Terrorism Prevention held in Silicon Valley.

The department’s blog post includes a link to the discussion.

“The all-day event was attended by a mix of federal, state, and local government officials; representatives from startup content service platforms; researchers; investors; community organizations; and civil society groups. Representatives from members of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) also attended the event.

“Participants also discussed the balance between developing terms of service that are sufficient to counter terrorist content, while respecting users’ civil rights and civil liberties. Additionally, they discussed approaches to transitioning online counter-messaging to offline interventions dealing with vulnerable individuals, as well as the latest trends from data science and research in the terrorism-prevention space.”

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