Real collaboration and trusted information sharing needed to tackle social media terrorism

networks not tech works

There may be some brilliant tech solutions and AI may prove to be a valuable tool.

What will be needed, however,  will be people who know how to refine those tools, use them, and share them.

Here’s hoping the Christchurch Call discussions starting today will lead to real collaboration, not handwringing and motherhood statements.

Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand, wrote an opinion piece in New York Times: How to Stop the Next Christchurch Massacre.

While Prime Minister Ardern has set a bold aim, the very fact people profit from online services such as 8Chan, used by the Christchurch killer, the need to protect free speech, and developing effective response, to name but a few issues, means this is by no means a simple problem.

As Professor Robert Pape, Director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, who is attending the Christchurch Call discussions in Paris today after being invited by the New Zealand Prime Minister, has written in an Op-Ed in the Boston Globe, a networked solution will be needed for a network problem.

 

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