Gavin Sullivan engages with Meta about their online ‘terrorism’ and ‘violent extremism’ policy

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Earlier this week, Gavin Sullivan was consulted by senior policy managers at Meta (in the US and UK) to provide input into potential reforms to their Dangerous Individuals and Organisations Policy. The existing policy – which has long been kept secret by Meta, but was leaked last year by The Intercept – prohibits the ‘praise’, ‘support’ and ‘representation’ of designated

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infra-Legalities at UN expert meeting on AI and Counterterrorism

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On 9 March 2022 Gavin Sullivan was invited to present at a high-level Expert Group Meeting on Building Good Practices for the use of AI for Social Network Analysis (AI-SNA) hosted by the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism’s Programme on Cybersecurity and New Technologies and the UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Other selected participants included experts from NATO, industry

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UN Watchlisting and Due Process


On 3 March 2022, the UN Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee removed Mr Naif al-Qaysi of Yemen from their global terrorism blacklist. His delisting followed an application filed with the UN Office of the Ombudsperson in 2021 by a pro bono international legal team consisting of Dr. Gavin Sullivan (Edinburgh Law School), Dr. Rachel Barnes (Three Raymond Buildings

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Gavin Sullivan joins Harvard Research Sprint on Transparency in Online Content Removals

Gavin Sullivan was recently selected to participate in a collaborative research sprint hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and the Lumen Database project at Harvard University, USA. The research project began on 3 March 2022 and runs until 5 May 2022. It aims to understand the global online notice & takedown environment from a multi-stakeholder perspective

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