Bants or Bullying: The impact of social media on minors

Author: Stephanie Borne, Digital transformation and innovation strategist/ change maker and Inclusivity champion. Background: Stephanie has worked for the UK’s most respected Organisations on Digital transformation and Digital communities, including ChildLine, The NSPCC, Plan International and Shelter. With growing concerns over digital safety, and incidents (too often fatal) of exposure to harmful content, how can we…
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Expert’s Corner with Lauren Tharp from Tech Coalition

For this month’s Expert’s Corner we had the pleasure of interviewing Lauren Tharp from the Tech Coalition. The Tech Coalition is a global alliance of leading technology firms that have come together to combat online sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Because member companies have the same goals and face many of the same challenges,…
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Expert’s Corner with Policy Principal Andrew Bennett

Andrew Bennett is a Policy Principal at Form Ventures, a U.K. VC fund investing in start-ups where regulation is a driver of success. Andrew’s expertise is in regulatory strategy, having worked across tech policy at the Tony Blair Institute and founded TxP, a network for people in tech and policy. How can online platforms keep up with…
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Expert’s Corner with Subject Matter Expert Carolina Christofoletti

Carolina Christofoletti is a Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) subject matter expert, with vast experience both in CSAM Intelligence and CSAM Trust & Safety. She currently leads the CSAM Blockchain Intelligence efforts at TRM Labs as part of the Threat Intelligence Team. Her career includes an extensive CSAM academic background starting in 2017 at University…
13 minutes

Expert’s Corner with NewsGuard’s Veena McCoole & Sarah Brandt

Two experts from NewsGuard explain their organization’s hands-on approach to dealing with misinformation For this month’s Expert’s Corner, we get to hear from two senior members of the venerable NewsGuard internet trust tool. Veena McCoole and Sarah Brandt both manage and facilitate partnerships at NewsGuard, an organization that provides online safety for brands, individual readers and…
5 minutes

Expert’s Corner with CEO of Recluse Laboratories Andrew Johnston

Our expert this month is ex-FBIer Andrew Johnston. Andrew is the CEO and co-founder of Recluse Laboratories. Drawing on twelve years of experience in cybersecurity, Andrew has worked with clients both in an incident response capacity as well as in proactive services. In addition to his private sector work, at the Federal Bureau of Investigation,…
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Expert’s Corner with Policy Consultant Ben Greenstone

We are extremely pleased to have had the chance to pick the brain of Ben Greenstone regarding the upcoming Online Safety Bill, which is new legislation making its way through Parliament in the U.K. Ben is the founder and Managing Director of Taso Advisory, a public policy consultancy with a focus on technology. Before setting…
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Expert’s Corner with Head of Product Yu-Lan Scholliers

We recently spoke with Checkstep’s newest addition to the team, Yu-Lan Scholliers. She joins Checkstep from her recent position at Facebook where she was a Trust and Safety Specialist. She joins Checkstep as the Head of Operations. We asked her a bit about her background and interests to get to know her a little better.…
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Conference for Truth and Trust Online Wrapped Up for 2020 :

Combating misleading information, hoaxes, half-truths and outright lies is a discouraging business and can feel like a losing battle. However, many researchers and media experts continue to keep up the fight. This past October a group of technologists, academics, and platform owners got together for the second meeting of the Conference for Truth and Trust…
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