Domestic Terrorism and Legal Perspectives on Terrorist Content Online

The Program on Extremism at the George Washington University, in conjunction with the Congressional Counter-Terrorism Caucus, held a panel discussion on "Domestic Terrorism and Legal Perspectives on Technology."


The briefing was held on September 25 from 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM in 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. A panel of experts debated different components of a comprehensive approach to combating domestic terrorism in the United States. Experts explored topics including the implementation of domestic terrorism statutes to accompany existing criminal charges, the expansion of the Foreign Terrorist Organization List, and impact of these proposed policies and government regulation of tech companies may have on aspects of  Section 230 of the CDA. Program on Extremism senior research fellow Haroro Ingram moderated. The panelists included:


Mary McCord, Senior Litigator from Practice, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection; Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at U.S. Department of Justice. 

Mark Pitcavage, Senior Research Fellow, Anti-Defamation League. 

Alexander Guittard, Fellow, Institute for Strategic Dialogue. 


The Congressional Counter-Terrorism Caucus serves as a leading bipartisan voice in Congress for approaches to tackling extremism and radicalization within the United States. It meets regularly with the goal of developing and adopting a bipartisan framework for preventing terrorism.