Review on Countering Extremism and Hate Speech. January 2022 (II/II) |

The 50 most popular LinkedIn posts on the topics of counter-extremism and of countering hate speech posted by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, during the second half of January 2022. In descending order.

Since mid-2017, we have filed many thousands of shares on LinkedIn. Almost all of them are posts of articles and documents about countering extremism and radicalization. Below, you will find a current selection of our posts…

A former jihadi on what ‘countering violent extremism’ gets wrong (devex)

Exploring Extreme Language in Gaming Communities (GNET)

Morocco Wages “Soft” War Against Islamic Extremism In Prisons (Worldcrunch)

Assessing Misogyny as a ‘Gateway Drug’ into Violent Extremism (GNET)

‘Tendency of UN members to label terrorism into categories is dangerous’ (Business Standard, India)

Manipulating Access To Communication Technology: Government Repression or Counterterrorism (GNET)

Incels are targeting ‘next generation of extremists’ online. Could algorithm reform help? (Globalnews, Canada)

Assessing Misogyny as a ‘Gateway Drug’ into Violent Extremism (Homeland Security Today)

Evaluating Strategies to Address Online Radicalization in Singapore (The Diplomat, Singapore)

Extremism in the Metaverse (Int. Policy Digest)

Working with radicalised individuals: insights from a secondary and tertiary prevention program (Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression)

The psychological drivers of misinformation belief and its resistance to correction (Nature)

Echo Chambers, Filter Bubbles, and Polarisation: a Literature Review (Reuters Institute, University of Oxford)

Twitter Suspended 44K Accounts for Promoting Terrorism, Violent Orgs in First Half of 2021 (Newsweek)

The online information environment. Understanding how the internet shapes people’s engagement with scientific information (The Royal Society)

Understanding and Detecting Hateful Content using Contrastive Learning (arXiv)

The Role of Islamist Ideology in Shaping Muslims Believers’ Attitudes toward Terrorism: Evidence from Europe (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism)

Hate Speech: What It Is and Why It Matters (The Wire, India)

How to spot U.S.-based violent extremists: U.S. officials release 42 indicators (CBS News)

Gender-Sensitive Approaches to FTF Child Returnee Management (ICCT)

Instagram Will Now Reduce the Reach of Posts That are ‘Likely’ to Contain Bullying of Hate Speech (SocialMediaToday)


Terrorism as a Threat to World Security in the 21st Century: Causes, Education (Krakow University)

Consequences of Extremist Digital Heritage on the Rehabilitation Process, December 2021 (EU RAN)

ShamimaBegum: An analysis of social media narratives relating to female terrorist actors (SAGE)

Commission puts forward declaration on digital rights and principles for everyone in the EU (European Commission)

What We Know About Radicalization (Psychology Today)

Resources (Organization for the Prevention of Violence)

Book… THE DISINFORMATION AGE. Politics, Technology, and Disruptive Communication in the United States (Cambridge)

Germany: Telegram becoming a ‘medium for radicalization’ (AP via ABC News)

Highly Generalizable Models for Multilingual Hate Speech Detection (arXiv)

What guidelines should the media follow in its coverage of #terrorist acts? (ICTR)

European Parliament adopts position on Digital Services Act (The Parliament Magazine)

Twitter loses online hate speech court battle in France (Reuters)

Distanzierung vom Salafismus (bpb)

How Digital Platforms Enhance Urban Resilience (MDPI)

Macro approaches to the study of radicalisation and violent extremism in MENA and the Balkans (CONNEKT)

How Radio Programming Can Fight Violent Extremism in West Africa (NYU)

Parliamentary panel echoes 2017 hate speech proposals (Times of India)

Podcast… Episode 5: Algorithms, Intelligence and Human Choice (RUSI)

CONTROL, ALT, OR DELETE? The UN cybercrime debate enters a new phase (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime)

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