Dr Erin Saltman is the Director of Programming for the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). As a practitioner, Dr Saltman works with international stakeholders across tech, government, and civil society to build cross-platform approaches to counter terrorism and violent extremism online. She was formerly Facebook’s Head of Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organizations Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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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
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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 extremist processes of radicalization within a range of regional, ideological 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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