Internet security in the age of the Islamic State


Last month, the State Department revamped its efforts to target online radicalization and recruitment by the Islamic State, and similar initiatives are being undertaken in other countries. For example, Europol has created a unit that aims to “take back the Internet” from increasingly prolific jihadist supporters. Social media platforms have an important role to play in this space as well.

To explore the implications of such efforts, The Washington Institute is pleased to host a Policy Forum with Facebook executive Monika Bickert. Among other issues, she will discuss the company’s approach to terrorism-related content and the challenges that Internet firms face in trying to remove such material while dealing with security and privacy concerns.

Monika Bickert is head of global policy management at Facebook. Previously, she served as assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Illinois and as resident legal advisor at the U.S. embassy in Bangkok. She received her juris doctor from Harvard Law School.

12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

This event will be held at The Washington Institute, 1111 19th Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20036. It will also be broadcast live on the WINEP website.

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