Legal Options for Online Terrorism

Wed, 2 October, 2019 9:30am
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On October 2, 2019, The Program on Extremism at The George Washington University, in conjunction with the Congressional Counter-Terrorism Caucus and The Elliott School of International Affairs, hosted a panel discussion on different components of combating terrorist use of the internet and explored topics such as the proposed government regulation of tech companies, aspects of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and lessons learned from propaganda and disinformation campaigns. Program on Extremism Senior Research Fellow Devorah Margolin moderated this event. The panelists included:

  • Annemarie Bridy, Professor of Law at the University of Idaho; Affiliate Fellow at Yale Law School Information Society Project; former Visiting Associate Research Scholar at the Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy.
  • J.D. Maddox, Adjunct professor of national security studies at George Mason University's Department of Information Sciences and Technology; Recently served as the Director of Analytics at the interagency Global Engagement Center, and has led counterterrorism activities at Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, National Nuclear Security Administration, and Department of Homeland Security

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