2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

How to Fight ISIS Without Breaking the Internet

Tuesday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 3-4
110 E 2nd St

The Islamic State has mastered social media. Democracies are struggling to fight ISIS without violating core civil liberties. Politicians from Washington to Paris have proposed laws requiring tech companies to monitor users, report on apparent terrorist activity, and censor terrorism-related content. How should the tech community respond? How do Internet companies keep themselves from being a tool for terrorist recruitment and planning without censoring and surveilling users in ways that will also stifle journalism, activism, and heated policy debate? Our panelists debunk myths and offer alternative approaches and core principles on which to build solutions.

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Emma Llanso at SXSW

Emma Llanso

Dir, Free Expression Project

Center for Democracy and Technology

Emma Llansó is the Director of CDT’s Free Expression Project, which works to promote law and policy that support users’ free expression rights in the United States and around the world. Emma leads ...

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Lisl Brunner at SXSW

Lisl Brunner

Policy & Learning Dir

Global Network Initiative

Lisl Brunner is the Policy and Learning Director for the Global Network Initiative, a multi-stakeholder organization that brings together information and communications technology companies, civil ...

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Rebecca Mackinnon at SXSW

Rebecca Mackinnon

Dir/Ranking Digital Rights

New America

Rebecca MacKinnon is a leading advocate for Internet users’ rights to online freedom of expression and privacy around the world. She is author of the award-winning book, Consent of the Networked: T...

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Shahed Amanullah at SXSW

Shahed Amanullah

CEO & Co-Founder

Affinis Labs

Shahed is co-founder of Affinis Labs, a Northern Virginia startup incubator that focuses on businesses with positive social impacts in global Muslim communities. Through Affinis Labs, he helps to o...

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