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. The silhouettes of audience members are visible in the foreground.
Photo by Monika Graff

Combatting Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge

  • November 5, 2019
  • 7 to 8:30 P.M.
  • Auditorium

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. 

Photos

  • 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.
  • David Tessler of Facebook speaks onstage as Joan Donovan of the Harvard Kennedy School looks on. The silhouettes of audience members are visible in the foreground.
  • Joan Donovan of the Harvard Kennedy School gestures as she speaks onstage. David Tessler of Facebook and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, look on. The silhouettes of audience members are visible in the foreground.
Photos by Monika Graff

Videos

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Highlight Clip

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