Review on Countering Extremism and Hate Speech. May 2022 (I/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 first half of May 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. The following is a current selection of our posts…


Mauritanian approach uses dialogue to diminish jihadist extremism (defenceWeb)

Social media giants criticised for failing to remove nearly 90 per cent of Islamophobic content (SBS News, Australia)

State of Play on Gaming & Extremism – An Annotated Bibliography (Extremism and Gaming Research Network)

Risk Matrix for Violent Radicalization: A Machine Learning Approach (Frontiers in Psychology)

Working paper 5 [and 6] on online and offline (de)radicalisation in the Balkans (PAVE)

Thou Shalt Not Hate: The Role of Religious Actors in Addressing Hate Speech (uri)

Decoding Antisemitism: Hate Speech and Imagery Online (Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism)

2021 Digital Violent Extremism Transparency Report (Department of Internal Affairs, NZ)

The Dutch Approach to Extremist Offenders (ICCT)

Hopes and Hurdles for Indonesia’s National Action Plan to Prevent Violent Extremism (RESOLVE Network)

Handbook: Global South Initiatives to Counter Terrorism and Prevent Violent Extremism (United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation)

Systematic Review on the Outcomes of Primary and Secondary Prevention Programs in the Field of Violent Radicalization (Journal for Deradicalization)

Meet the man who won’t let the haters win (The Guardian, UK)

Factors Contributing to Radicalization: A conceptual framework (Hedayah)

Few terrorism convicts undergo anti-radicalisation process after release (The Brussels Times)

Manual for Designing Secondary Level Interventions for At-Risk Youths in an Open Setting, April 2022 (EU RAN)

Terrorists embrace climate change to fuel extremist violence (The National, UAE)

Contrasting extremism and radicalisation in a syndemic society [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review] (Open Research Europe)

How sports can help combat extremism in a polarised society (The News International)

Fighting hate speech and misinformation online (Nature Computational Science)

What Extremism Means to the Federal Government (Lawfare)

Hateful rhetoric driven by extremism becoming ‘normalized,’ CSIS director warns (The Canadian Press via National Post)

How to Avoid Extremism on Social Media (RAND)

Free speech vs hate speech: How will Elon Musk impact Twitter? (AFP via The South African):

Overhaul of terrorism prevention laws could increase burden on universities, says expert (Pinsent Masons, UK)

A Gendered Approach to P/CVE and CT Efforts (GCTF)

Bringing Terrorists to Justice: Prosecuting ISIL War Crimes and Terrorism (The Soufan Center)

Gains made against terrorism, extremism: Soft approaches mandatory for lasting peace: PIPS research (Business Recorder, Pakistan)

Assessing Resilience to Organized Crime at the Community Level (The Global Initiative)

Podcast… S2E11: Can Tech Platforms Rely on Algorithms to Remove Terrorist Content? (Tech Against Terrorism):

Demokratiefördergesetz – unsere Stellungnahme (BAG RelEx)

Detecting Hate Speech Across Arabic Dialects (AUB ScholarWorks)

Will the EU’s Digital Service Act Reduce Online Extremism? (Just Security)

Fifth Dialogue on Countering Violent Extremism in the Middle East (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)

Mit Empathie gegen Hassrede: ETH-Experiment zeigt, wie wirksam dieses Vorgehen ist (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Hate Speech mitigation tools _The #defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide (defyhatenow)

Medienscout-Konferenz: Mehr Fälle von Cybermobbing (dpa via Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Moroccan prison program aims to de-radicalize IS veterans (AP via The Wichita Eagle)

Kosovo’s Experience in Repatriating Former Foreign Fighters (ICCT)

Rational inference strategies and the genesis of polarization and extremism (Nature Scientific Reports)

BRaVE Policy Brief: Preventing Violent Extremism: A Delicate Balance (The BRaVE Project)

The fight against terrorism and radicalisation in the Western Balkans (

Call to invest in human resources, technology to prevent use of internet for terrorism (The News International)

Project launch: Mapping City-Level P/CVE Needs and Priorities across the African Continent (Strong Cities)

The changing landscape of the online terrorist threat (Fighting Terror Podcast)

Justizsenatorin für bundesweites Portal gegen Hasskommentare (DIE ZEIT)

Prevent programme ‘too focused on right-wing extremism’ – report (The Telegraph, UK)

Podcast… Episode 1: Counter-Terrorism in Policing with Frank Straub (ICCT) |

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