October 11, 2019

How we fight terrorism while protecting human rights

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Human rights experts around the world have warned that the rush to tackle terrorist activity online has had worrying implications for fundamental human rights and freedom of speech. How do we differentiate between ‘free speech’ and speech that aims to incite violence? In this episode we find out how governments and tech platforms are attempting to strike a balance between protecting our safety, and protecting our rights. Join Flora Deverell and Jacob Berntsson as they speak to Emma Llanso, director of the Free Expression Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Dr. Krisztina Huszti-Orban, senior legal advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-terrorism and Human Rights. As governments and tech platforms across the world work to combat online extremism, this conversation asks – where should we draw the line, and how can we ensure our fundamental freedoms are protected?

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