Fighting Extremism And Terrorism On Social Media Platforms: The Possibilities And Limitations Of The EU’s Digital Services Act

(New York, N.Y. / Berlin) – The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) cordially invite you to a hybrid panel discussion: 

“Fighting Extremism And Terrorism On Social Media Platforms: The Possibilities And Limitations Of The EU’s Digital Services Act”  

On November 16, the EU’s long-awaited Digital Services Act (DSA) came into force. It aims to curb the spread of online hate speech, disinformation and extremist and terrorist content with which democratic societies are increasingly confronted. 

At this event, we will explore the implications of the DSA combating extremism on social media platforms. How will it affect existing national regulations such as Germany’s Network Enforcement Act (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (NetzDG))? How will the new legislation impact the technological aspects of the fight against online extremism? How is extremist infrastructure adapting online in the face of regulation? We look forward to discussing these and further questions with you. 

Date:        Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Time:       1:00 p.m. CET / 7:00 a.m. ET to 2:30 p.m. CET / 8:30 a.m. ET
Location: DGAP, Rauchstraße 17, 10787 Berlin and on Zoom



Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler
Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project


Dr. Hany Farid
Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Senior Advisor, Counter Extremism Project

Anke Schlieker
Project Assistant, Technology and Global Affairs Program, DGAP

Alexander Ritzmann
Senior Advisor, Counter Extremism Project; Associate Fellow, DGAP


Katja Muñoz
Research Fellow, Technology and Global Affairs Program, DGAP


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Daily Dose

Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

In Their Own Words:

Without doubt, the secularists are evil and more malicious than the polytheists and secularism is farther astray from the path and more malicious than polytheism. The secularists who are associated with Islam even [merely] by identity are considered apostates by a group of scholars. The Jews, Christians, those who worship graves, and many polytheists and unbelievers have committed lesser acts of unbelief than the secularists.

Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, Salafist propagandist Mar. 1, 2021
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