Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people following a pop concert on May 22, relied in part on ISIS bomb-making instructional videos on YouTube to build his explosive device. ISIS propaganda on social media calling for the use of cars and trucks as weapons of terror was answered in the U.K., Germany, and in the U.S.
What are the Rights and Responsibilities of Social Media Platforms in an Age of Global Extremism? Be a part of the Counter Extremism Project’s panel discussion as we bring together leading voices to discuss solutions to the challenge of extremism and terrorism in an online world.
Panelists will include: CEP's Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid, the world’s leading authority on digital forensics; National Security expert and Vice President of the New America Foundation Peter Bergen; and Fran Townsend, and former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush.
3:00 - Welcome
3:05 - 3:15 - Keynote
3:15 - 4:30 - Panel Discussion
4:30 - 5:00 - Reception
The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, international policy organization formed to combat the growing threat from extremist ideologies. CEP was founded by Ambassador Mark Wallace, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and former Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend, and is led by a renowned group of former world leaders and diplomats. CEP combats extremism through technological, education, and advocacy programs designed to disrupt extremists’ financial, recruitment, and ideological support networks.
CEP is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.