New international research network to examine terrorists' use of internet technologies.
RUSI has created a new consortium of academic institutions and think tanks who will share their research and views on terrorist content online; exploring the recruiting tactics terrorists use online; the ethics and laws surrounding terrorist content moderation; public-private partnerships to address the issue; and the resources tech companies need to adequately and responsibly remove terrorist content from their platforms.
The initiative is being done on behalf of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). GIFCT is led by four of the world's biggest technology and internet companies (Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter). RUSI's consortium partners include Brookings, ICCT-The Hague, Swansea University, plus a selection of regional research institutes.