Global Counterterrorism Forum

Leading on strategic communications and social media for the Global Counterterrorism Forum

The internet and social media have allowed violent extremist groups to spread narratives and content at unprecedented scale. This phenomenon has several policy implications, particularly regarding the removal of violent extremist content online and the development of strategic communications campaigns.

ISD co-chairs the Global Counterterrorism Forum’s initiative on ‘Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism’, alongside the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF), and the Swiss and UK governments.

As part of this engagement, ISD together with DCAF convened a workshop of over 100 government representatives from the Global Counterterrorism Forum member states, with social media companies and influencers from the technology sector. This initiative has produced a memorandum, outlining a set of recommendations for how governments can best tackle the challenge of violent extremist content online.

ISD uses its expertise and insight together with its cross-sector partnerships to bridge the gap between the technology and marketing sectors and governments, in this key area.

Resource links

  • Visit the GCTF website for more information on the Countering Violent Extremism Working Group
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Henry Tuck
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Henry Tuck

Senior Development Manager

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Henry Tuck
Henry Tuck

Senior Development Manager

Henry Tuck is Senior Development Manager at ISD, responsible for the development of new projects, managing donor relationships, and supporting existing ISD programmes in monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment. Henry oversees the Institute’s educational programme, including Extreme Dialogue, which aims to enhance resilience, critical thinking and digital literacy skills among young people. He also works across various policy-focused projects to counter extremism online in collaboration with a range of stakeholders, including governments, international organisations and the private sector. Henry has previously worked on a series of ISD networks and counter-narrative projects, and conducted research on foreign fighters, deradicalisation and the far-right. He holds a Masters in International Conflict Studies from Kings College London, and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Durham University.