Combatting Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge

  • November 5, 2019
  • 7 to 8:30 P.M.
  • Auditorium
David Tessler of Facebook speaks onstage as Joan Donovan of the Harvard Kennedy School and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, look on to his left. The silhouettes of audience members are visible in the foreground. The wall behind them is lit up blue and the logo of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is displayed on it.
Photo by Monika Graff

Whose responsibility is it to fight terrorism online? Social media companies have been working to counter the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms without much guidance from government. How are these platforms meeting or not meeting this challenge? David Tessler, public policy manager on the Dangerous Organization team at Facebook, and Joan Donovan, director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, discuss the challenges that Facebook and other social media platforms face in countering violent extremism. 

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  • David Tessler of Facebook speaks onstage as Joan Donovan of the Harvard Kennedy School and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, watch him in the foreground. Tessler holds both of his hands up as he speaks while looking in the direction of Donovan and Chanin.
  • David Tessler of Facebook gestures with his left hand as he speaks onstage at the Museum Auditorium. Joan Donovan of the Harvard Kennedy School looks on with her hands in her lap. The silhouettes of some audience members are visible in the foreground.
  • Joan Donovan of the Harvard Kennedy School gestures with both of her hands as she speaks onstage at the Museum Auditorium. David Tessler of Facebook and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, look on from her left and right. The silhouettes of audience members are visible in the foreground.
Photos by Monika Graff

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Full video recording of "Combatting Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge"

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Through the inaugural 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, public programs in 2019 were made possible by Accenture, ADP, AT&T, BlackRock, Deloitte, GNYHA Ventures, Inc., Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo Foundation, and UL LLC.