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RAN C&N - The future of online extremism and P/CVE - DSA and technological developments

This is a face-to-face meeting (location TBD) that will take place on 21 and 22 September 2023.

When preventing and countering extremism online, there is always the fear of being too late, and there is always the question of ‘where we should look.’ Online technologies are developing rapidly, and new ways of spreading harmful content are constantly evolving.

The legal framework for (social media or other) platforms tries to keep up with the new developments, but there will always be some discrepancy. In July 2022, the Digital Services Act (DSA) was adopted by the European Parliament. This act aims to create a safer digital space where the fundamental rights of users are better protected. While some work has to be done, the DSA is being applied step by step.

In combatting extremism online, this legislation is highly relevant. That is why we will look into the (expected) effects of the DSA on online P/CVE work as we currently know it. On the other hand, we should also be looking ahead in order to see what’s around the corner and whether the DSA will also be applicable to (potential) future online/technological developments. Or are other ways of working more fit to meet the challenges?

Therefore, the goal of this meeting will be twofold: the first goal is to explore the consequences of the DSA for current work, and the second goal is to explore what is expected to happen online over the next 5-10 years (what will the metaverse look like, and what could be the implications of Artificial Intelligence/AI, for instance) in order to assess the applicability of the DSA over the years to come.

  • radicalisation
  • Thursday 21 September 2023, 08:30 - Friday 22 September 2023, 17:30 (CEST)
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • External event

Practical information

Thursday 21 September 2023, 08:30 - Friday 22 September 2023, 17:30 (CEST)
Budapest, Hungary
RAN Practitioners Staff