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Gideon Freud

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About Me

Gideon is a Senior Intelligence Writer at ActiveFence. He graduated from Oxford University in 2012, where he studied social and cultural anthropology with a special focus on the growth of political extremism in Europe. He joined ActiveFence in January 2021, and is interested in researching the development of national laws focused on regulating online activities.

Gideon's Articles

Disinformation, Election Coverage, Misinformation

Why Everyone is Right to be Worried About Misinformation

Misinformation is the top concern for the World Economic Forum in 2024, and we agree. Learn about the significance of this risk…
February 1, 2024 8 min read
Cyber Threat Intelligence, Disinformation

Countering Malicious Bots

Malicious bots are used to spread disinformation and other online harms, and stopping them requires Trust & Safety teams to utilize a…
February 16, 2023 10 min read
Hate Speech, Internet Law, Violent Extremism

Mapping Internet Regulations: Online Hate Speech

ActiveFence provides a searchable interactive guide to the legislation of over 70 countries that govern online hate speech content.
May 17, 2022 10 min read
Internet Law, Latest, Terrorism, Violent Extremism

Mapping Internet Regulations: Online Terrorist Content

ActiveFence provides a searchable interactive guide to the legislation of over 60 countries that govern online terrorist content.
April 12, 2022 9 min read
The Guide to Trust and Safety

The Guide to Trust & Safety: Measuring Success

ActiveFence tackles the complex challenge of measuring trust and safety.
February 20, 2022 8 min read
ActiveFence shares the main themes of online marketplace and e-commerce platform policies.
February 7, 2022 5 min read
Emerging threats, technological evolution and legislation revolution. As 2021 nears its end, ActiveFence identifies the challenges to be navigated by the Trust…
December 2, 2021 8 min read
ActiveFence assesses the false narratives that have spread across German social media during the country's 2021 federal elections.
November 15, 2021 5 min read
In the third edition of the ActiveFence Policy Series, we examine the core components of the health and electoral disinformation policies of…
September 29, 2021 5 min read
Policy Guide, Violent Extremism

Policy Series: Illegal, Violent Activities

In this second edition of the ActiveFence Policy Series, we look at the policies of major tech companies governing illegal and violent…
August 11, 2021 5 min read
Disinformation, Hate Speech, Trust and Safety, Violent Extremism

Five Anti-LGBTQ+ Narratives Trending During Pride Month – 2024

Combat the surge of anti-LGBTQ+ narratives and hate speech, especially during critical times like Pride Month.
June 14, 2024 7 min read
For Trust & Safety teams, mitigating and proactively detecting online child marriage requires a specialized understanding of circumvention techniques and socio-religious keywords…
June 1, 2023 10 min read
In the dark corners of the web, predators are communicating to find ways to create CSAM and groom children using generative AI.…
April 18, 2023 6 min read
ActiveFence's Milan Czerny reviews online threat actor activity to sexually exploit Ukrainian victims of war, guiding Trust & Safety teams in how…
February 22, 2023 7 min read
ActiveFence's Rafael Javier Hernández Sánchez shares our original research into the real risks children face from predators in VR.
January 31, 2023 7 min read
ISIS's move from physical jihad to digital warfare has marked a new chapter in the group's expansion efforts.
December 22, 2022 8 min read
A searchable interactive guide to the legislation of almost 70 countries that govern online disinformation.
November 28, 2022 11 min read

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