Sending Office: Honorable Ted Poe
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Dear Colleague:

We invite your staff to attend a briefing by the world’s leading authority on digital forensics, Dr. Hany Farid, chair of the computer science department at Dartmouth College and senior advisor to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP). The briefing will focus
on the development of a new technology that can greatly reduce the ability of extremists and terrorists to spread dangerous and violent content online. The briefing will take place on
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM in 2200 Rayburn. Refreshments will be served.

CEP is a non-partisan, non-profit, international policy and advocacy organization formed in 2014 by a group of former world leaders and diplomats to combat the growing threat from extremist ideology. CEP has been a leading voice in the fight to convince
Internet and social-media companies to do more to prevent extremists like ISIS from weaponizing their platforms to freely propagandize, recruit, and incite to violence.

Last year, CEP announced eGLYPH, a new technology developed by Dr. Farid that is capable of detecting known extremist images, video, and audio files for immediate and accurate removal. The eGLYPH technology is based on existing “robust hashing” algorithms,
which Dr. Farid developed almost a decade ago to identify and flag images of child pornography online.

At the briefing, Dr. Farid will demonstrate how eGLYPH works and can be deployed and answer questions. We hope your staff will be able to attend.



Ted Poe

Member of Congress


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