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

The 100 most popular LinkedIn posts on the topics of counter-extremism and of countering hate speech posted by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, covering the first half of June 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:

Identities of the Female Terrorist: Perceptions of Women in Extremism (Australian Institute of International Affairs):

15 Ways Social Media Fuels Violent Extremism (Homeland Security Today):

Are Mass Shooters Really Radicalized Online? My Research Says No | Opinion (Newsweek):

Podcast… Episode 7: Investigating Radicalisation, Gender and Violent Extremism (RUSI):

Violent-extremism: An examination of a definitional dilemma (Edith Cowan University):

Extremists’ Targeting of Young Women on Social Media and Lessons for P/CVE (EU RAN):

Islamophobia, Discrimination and Exclusion as Drivers of Radicalisation towards Violent Extremism (IEMed):

The Second International Conference on Countering Violent Extremism (Policy Center for the New South):

Video with transcript… Examining the warning signs of online extremism targeting young people (PBS News Weekend):

Experts warn about rising extremism in gaming (RMstrong):

What’s the connection between Islam and extremism? (ASPI):

“At least I tried, God damnit” and “Even a drop in the ocean is still more than nothing”: In their own words, what motivates people to work in P/CVE? (Critical Studies on Terrorism):

Transitional justice. Testing the waters in the Lake Chad Basin (Institute for Security Studies):

Evaluating multi-agency networks in the field of P/CVE (Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities e.a.):

AU Summit on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Regime Change: African Response to the Situation. (CRTV, Cameroon):

Can jihadists truly deradicalize? Jewish author speaks with terrorists to find out (The Times of Israel):

UK warned it is failing to adapt as terror threat shifts from groups to lone attackers (Guardian):

Morocco’s Ulemas Association to Hold Anti-Extremism Training (mwn):

Masculinities and Violent Extremism (IPI International Peace Institute):

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Nigeria: The State of Community Engagement (The Authority, Nigeria):

Centre for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism officially open (

Deny, Deceive, Delay: Documenting and Responding to Climate Disinformation at COP26 & Beyond – Summary (Institute for Strategic Dialogue):

AU Summit: Need to Strengthen Joint Action to Address Challenges of Terrorism, Violent Extremism and Unconstitutional Amendments (Final Statement) (newsbeezer):

PROTOCOL: Mental disorder, psychological problems and terrorist behaviour: A systematic review (Campbell Systematic Reviews):

Comparative Report. Religious Radicalisation Dynamics in Different World Regions (GREASE):

Anti-extremism Prevent strategy ‘failing to engage Muslim communities’ (BBC News):

Does exposure to online extremist and terrorist content influence the mental wellbeing of practitioners? (University of St Andrews & textgain):

Developing resilience as an approach to dealing with the influences of problematic informal and non-formal education in schools, May 2022 (EU RAN):

Beginners’ guide to analysing the context of hate speech (Council of Europe & EU):

Evaluating P/CVE: Institutional Structures in International Comparison (GPPi):

Briefing Paper 117: How Do Social Media Algorithms Rank Content And What Can the Digital Services Act Do About It? (Democracy Reporting International):

Government launches violent extremism research centre, He Whenua Taurikura (Stuff, NZ):

Terrorist groups ‘exploiting power vacuums’, UN chief warns (United Nations):

Online platforms now have an hour to remove terrorist content in the EU (Politico):

Mapping White Identity Terrorism and Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism. A Social Network Analysis of Online Activity (RAND):

Strengthening Trans-Atlantic City-Level Cooperation in Preventing Extremism, Hate and Polarisation: The Role Of Mayors and Cities: US-Nordic Experiences (Strong Cities):

Programmatic note: UN Women countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism support within the framework of women, peace, and security (UN Women):

Terrorism, Radicalisation and Legitimacy (Modern Diplomacy):

RAN POL Local Training Programmes in P/CVE, online meeting 24-25 November 2021 (EU RAN):

Gender and countering violent extremism (CVE) in the Kenya Mozambique region (GSDRC):

S01 E02 – Episode 2: The Future of Terrorism Studies (Insecure: A Security Podcast):

German anti-terrorism organization launches U.S. operations in Pittsburgh with goal of preventing homegrown extremism (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette):

Who Should Regulate Extremist Content Online? (Counter-Terrorism, Ethics and Technology):

Prevent and the problem of ‘political correctness’ (The Spectator, UK):

Unpaid social media moderators perform labor worth at least $3.4 million a year on Reddit alone (Northwestern):

Podcast… Gender in P/CVE (RAN in Focus):

Youth empowerment the way to counter extremism, says US Ambassador (The Star, Malaysia):

Impuls #4 Gender-sensitive approaches to minor returnees from the so-called Islamic State (KNIX):

Hateful conduct policy (Twitter):

Deadly Racist Extremism is Fostered Online, Buffalo Shooting Makes Clear (human rights first):

Masculinities and Violent Extremism (Security Council – Counter-Terrorism Committee):

Political Extremism and a Generalized Propensity to Discriminate Among Values (Political Psychology):

Video… The Link Between Instability and Violent Extremism in West Africa (Foreign Policy Research Institute):

How Proximity and Space Matter: Exploring Geographical & Social Contexts of Radicalization in Northern Ireland (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

Bayerns Innen- und Justizminister gegen Hate Speech (BR24):

OSCE online workshop validates the need for establishment of regional networks for female professionals in preventing and countering violent extremism (OSCE):

Morally Motivated Networked Harassment as Normative Reinforcement (Social Media + Society):

Jahresbericht 2021. Über die Tätigkeiten, Highlights und Zahlen der Fachstelle Extremismusdistanzierung:

YouTube Deletes 500 Million Comments in Fight Against ‘Hate Speech’ (The Wrap):

A Systematic Bibliometric Analysis of Hate Speech Detection on Social Media Sites (Journal of Scientometric Research):

Theorizing Radicalization and Violent Extremism. An Interview with Rick Coolsaet (via Egmont Institute):

Video… How caregivers can protect kids from online radicalization (PBS NEWSHOUR):

Disengaged but Still Radical? Pathways Out of Violent Right-Wing Extremism (Terrorism and Political Violence):

Responding to Climate Disinformation: A Conversation with Jennie King & Michael Khoo (Tech Policy Press):

Combating hate speech and hate crime in the EU (European Parliamentary Research Service):

‘Racism is a crime’: Belgian PM announces action plan to fight online hate speech (The Brussels Times):

What are the effects of different elements of media on radicalization outcomes? A systematic review (Campbell Systematic Reviews):

Podcast… Sara Khan (Combating Jihadist Terror):

Speech-related offences should be excluded from the proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty (Electronic Frontier Foundation):

Countering Extremist Messages in Pakistani Media (USIP):

Proactively Reducing the Hate Intensity of Online Posts via Hate Speech Normalization (arXiv):

Terrorism and human rights Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Council Fiftieth session 13 June–8 July 2022):

Facebook sees 82% jump in hate speech; violent content rises 86% on Instagram in April (moneycontrol):


Combating Hate Speech in Sport project – Launch Conference (Council of Europe):

Podcast, transcript… Why our national security needs more empathy: Stephanie Carvin reassesses the threats facing Canada (The Hub, Canada):

Masculinities and Violent Extremism (International Peace Institute and CTED):

Addressing hate speech through improving data collection in the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership Region (Council of Europe):

Verfassungsschutzbericht 2021 (Bundesministerium des Innern und für Heimat):

Berkeley Technology Law Journal Podcast: Regulating Online Hate Speech, with Christopher Wolf (Berkeley Technology Law Journal Podcast):

Singapore’s Efforts in Countering Extremism (mccy):

Deconstructing Rightwing Extremism: Conceptual Variance and Attitudes Towards Islam (RESOLVE Network):

Child abuse. Radicalisation and extremism (Devon Children and Families Partnership):

The Responsibility to Protect and Counter-Terrorism (European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect):

Internet companies to follow new rules on removing terrorist content online (European Commission):

Radikalisierung verstehen, vorbeugen und begegnen – eine Arbeits- und Vernetzungstagung (via HSFK/PRIF):


ADL and National Urban League to Partner on New Hub for Countering Domestic Extremism and Political Violence (ADL):

What are the effects of different elements of media on radicalization outcomes? A systematic review (Campbell Systematic Reviews):

Strengthening Trans-Atlantic City-Level Cooperation in Preventing Extremism, Hate and Polarisation: The Role Of Mayors and Cities: US-Nordic Experiences (Strong Cities):

Regulating online hate will have unintended, but predictable, consequences (The Conversation):

How to Combat Extremism on the Internet (NBC San Diego):

Hate Speech In India: Legal Provisions & Case Laws (LAWyersclubindia):

Podcast… Practitioners’ environment (RAN in Focus):

Moonshot to lead research on secondary trauma within online harms work (Moonshot):

Does media exposure influence an individual’s risk of radicalization? (

Platforms prepare for new anti-disinformation commitments in revamped code of practic (euractiv):

Terrorist content online (European Commission):

More on countering extremism and hate speech:

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