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Countering terrorist content online

Recent world political events have once again led to a discussion about problematic content on the Internet that glorifies violence.

See, for example: Commission recommends Member States to fast-track DSA governance to enhance response to illegal online content; Hamas is barred from social media. Its messages are still spreading. The portrayal of terrorist content in the media also has massive implications for mental public health. To combat terrorist content online, the EU issued a regulation for hosting service providers (HSPs) in April 2021, known as the Terrorist Content Online (TCO) Regulation. This regulation requires HSPs to 1) develop appropriate terms of use, 2) take measures to detect and remove terrorist content, 3) establish effective moderation mechanisms, 4) establish contact points and legal representatives, 5) establish reporting and complaint mechanisms, and 6) produce transparency reports. As part of the EU-funded project Tech Against Terrorism Europe (TATE), Brigitte Naderer has worked on a guide for HSPs, which is structured according to the six main requirements mentioned above.  
In addition, the guide contains practical tips on relevant (pro)active measures that HSPs should take to successfully manage the complexity of law enforcement (e.g., what to do when a removal order lands in the mailbox). The guide is intended for HSPs and their staffers, as well as IT professionals who want and/or need to implement technical features to combat terrorist content in their platform architectures. The goal is to prepare HSPs to counter terrorist capture of their platforms.
Link to the guide (available in DE, EN and FR): 
The TATE-consortium: Dublin City University, Gent University, JOS-Project, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Saher Europe,  Swansea University, and Tech Against Terrorism.