Head of Product Policy and Counterterrorism, Facebook (Festival Underwriter)
Monika Bickert is Facebook’s head of product policy and counterterrorism. Her global team manages the policies for what types of content can be shared on Facebook and how advertisers and developers can interact with the site. Bickert joined Facebook in 2012 as lead security counsel, advising the company on matters including child safety and data security. She was previously resident legal advisor at the US embassy in Bangkok, where she specialized in Southeast Asian rule-of-law development and response to child exploitation and human trafficking. She also served as assistant United States attorney for eleven years in Washington, DC, and Chicago, prosecuting federal crimes ranging from public corruption to gang-related violence.