Dr Erin Saltman is the Director of Programming for the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). She was formerly Facebook’s Head of Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organizations Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa; working with multi-sector stakeholders and building out CVE programs for Facebook in partnership with international NGOs.

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New Models for Deploying Counterspeech: Measuring Behavioral Change and Sentiment Analysis
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Guidance for international youth engagement in PVE and CVE
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Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism at Facebook: Technology, Expertise and Partnerships - pg.80
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Female Radicalization to ISIS and the Role of Women in CVE
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The mainstreaming of far-right extremism online and how to counter it: a case study 
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‘Till Martyrdom Do Us Part’ – Gender and the ISIS Phenomenon
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ABOUT

Dr Erin Saltman is the Director of Programming at the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). She has worked in academic, NGO, practitioner and tech sector roles, - developing research and programmatic approaches for counter-extremism and counterterrorism efforts online and off.

 

She was formerly Facebook’s Head of Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organizations Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa; working with multi-sector stakeholders and building out CVE programs for Facebook in partnership with international NGOs.

Dr Saltman’s background and expertise includes both far-right and Islamist extremist processes of radicalization within a range of regional and socio-political contexts. Her research and publications have focused on the evolving nature of online extremism, gender dynamics within violent extremist groups and youth radicalization. She is dedicated to data-driven approaches for measuring and evaluating counter-extremism and counterterrorism efforts.

 

Dr Saltman holds a PhD from University College London (UCL) in political science. She holds a dual MA from UCL and Corvinus University as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar. She completed her BA in International Relations from Columbia University.

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