Technological Reliefs against Online Incitement to Terrorism

PI: Dr. Maayan Perel. 

Online incitement to terrorism is an infectious virus posing an imminent threat to public safety and national security. Social media platforms generally remove content violating their terms-of-use when flagged by their users. This also applies to online posts that incite terrorism. Recently, the disturbing scale of online incitement combined with its potentially devastating results have encouraged the formulation and adoption of legislation providing for prompt technological reliefs against online incitement. Accordingly, under certain conditions, local regulatory measures provide for removal of content which allegedly incites terrorism in different countries, including France, Germany, Canada and soon perhaps also Israel.