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The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to this event where Nikita Malik will discuss the main findings of her newest report.

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It is possible to strike a balance between protecting freedom of expression and monitoring harmful extremist content online? In her new report, Free to Be Extreme, Nikita Malik uses cases studies of how content, individuals, and organisations are regulated for counter-extremism purposes, and examines the power dynamics between the UK Government, citizens, and technology companies in defining and enforcing boundaries of acceptable expression and conduct.

 The report scopes out a framework for technology companies to react to extremist content based on the historical and contextual background of the user in question, and advocates for the creation of multiple options to respond to extremist individuals and organisations (as opposed to a binary ‘ban or no-ban’ option). The framework, based on a systematic review of court cases in the UK in which extremists have appealed decisions made by the Home Secretary on the grounds of violation of the right to freedom of expression pursuant to Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, seeks to ensure that social media platforms are not exploited by extremists and that free speech is protected, particularly for those who criticise extremist content and religion, or use satire, irony, or art to do so.

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Nikita Malik

Director of the Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism (CRT), The Henry Jackson Society

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The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP

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