War of the Words: Is ISIS Weaponizing the Internet?


Join the discussion at the 12th Annual State of the Net Conference on January 25, 2016

On Friday, top U.S. officials met with leaders of major technology firms to discuss ways to assuage terror threats exhibited on social media, and announced the creation of the Countering Violent Extremism Task Force. From industry leaders to policymakers, stakeholders from all sides are attempting to tackle this new digital threat.

We invite you to join this important conversation at the 12th Annual State of the Net Internet Policy Conference on January 25, 2016 at our afternoon panel War of the Words: Is ISIS Weaponizing the Internet?

This timely breakout session will include Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division at the Department of Justice, Mary B. McCord as well as experts on intermediary liability and social media platforms.

Leading the conversation will be:


Ben FitzGerald, Director of the Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security (Moderator)

War of the Words: Is ISIS Weaponizing the Internet?

Emma Llanso, Director – Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy & Technology

Daphne Keller, Director of Intermediary Liability, Stanford Center for Internet and Society.
Mary B. McCord, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice.
Gina Grandinetti Woodworth, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Internet Association.

The panel will consider the right policy options to deal with this serious issue, how much companies should voluntarily cooperate with the government to keep violent propaganda off their platforms and identify suspicious users, and what can be done to control and combat propaganda that is spread via social media. Don’t miss out! Find more panel details here.


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