Outreach Event – Google Trust and Safety

Initiatives like the Christchurch Call to Action emphasize the international and domestic need for enhanced collaboration among a range of actors including the digital industry, researchers, practitioners, civil society and governments, in tackling violent extremist and terrorist use of the internet (VETUI).

Public Safety Canada organized this event as an opportunity for Canadian experts representing these sectors to engage with representatives from Google, including their Trust and Safety team and Jigsaw. The Google team reviewed their approach to VETUI, covering areas such as policies and procedures, as well as how they draw from existing knowledge, information and best practices. This was followed by informal presentations by Canadian experts about the domestic context in Canada, including online trends in violent extremism and terrorism, as well as approaches to prevention and intervention. The UNESCO-Prev chair general coordinator and co-chair Vivek Venkatesh, contributed to this segment.