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Trust & Safety Global Risks – October 2022

Developing events around the world such as social unrest, climate crises, and political violence have direct implications for Trust & Safety teams. Posing high risks to online platforms, these events can manifest online through mis and disinformation, hate speech, extremism, and more.

Trust & Safety teams must be aware of and understand these events to proactively prepare. ActiveFence highlights significant events worldwide to help teams understand related platform risks each month. This October, we share the following known and developing events:

  • Elections in Brazil
  • Ongoing protests in Iran
  • US midterms and resurgence of QAnon
  • The energy crisis in Europe
  • Political turmoil in the UK

Read on to understand the first signs of pre-viral activity and detect imminent risks.

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Ariella Rothschild

Ariella is a content marketer at ActiveFence. In her ten years of marketing and writing experience for NGOs and startups, Ariella has focused on disinformation, health, and women's rights content. At ActiveFence, Ariella develops Trust & Safety resources on industry best practices, policy, and regulation.