TechAgainstTerrorism was launched by The United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and the ICT4Peace Foundation alongside the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism in 2017, to counter violent extremism (CVE) online and prevent the spread of terrorist ideology. The project does this by building capacity in tech companies, helping them prevent their platforms from being exploited by terrorists and violent extremists, while also respecting human rights.
TechAgainstTerrorism is a project where the ‘return on investment’, or ‘key performance indicator’, can quite literally be measured in lives saved. Industry partners include Google, YouTube, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Snapchat, Soundcloud, ask.fm, and more.
Soho Strategy was sought out to build a responsive, interactive front-end design for the initiative’s website, risk assessment, mitigation assessment, and knowledge-sharing tools.
After distilling the priorities and demands of a wide-range of key stakeholders down, we produced multiple rounds of prototypes, iterating as we went, until a design that was consistent with a multitude of underlying style-guides and visual constraints was produced.
With the launch of the new Tech Against Terrorism website, the first phase of SOHO‘s work on the project is now complete. From the NYPD and the New York Times, to the UN itself and international press, initial feedback has been widespread and positive, with the project getting off to a flying start.
As the underlying counter-terror technology matures, SOHO will continue to build on its work already in place to develop and secure the platform going forward.
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