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

The 65 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 August 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:

Is There a Language of Terrorists? A Comparative Manifesto Analysis (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

The Conspiracy Theory Handbook (Center For Climate Change Communication, George Mason University):

Global Definitions of Terrorism (GIFCT):

Supreme Men, Subjected Women: Gender Inequality and Violence in Jihadist, Far Right and Male Supremacist Ideologies (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

Involve Female Religious Clerics (Ustadhas) More in Countering Violent Extremism in Kenya (HORN):

Mass Shooterism and the Need for Online Interventions and Bystander Resources (Moonshot):

A link between radicalisation models and extremist propaganda (Routledge):

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

Online hate speech hits Africa, social media firms told to act (, South Africa):

New research centre for preventing and countering violent extremism launches (Waves, NZ):

Super- (and hyper-) posters on extremist forums (Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism):

Profit of Hate: How Domestic Extremists Are Embracing Cryptocurrency (Homeland Security Today):

A Policy Content Evaluation of Kenya’s National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism (CHRIPS):

Extremism(s) and Their Fight against Modernity: The Case of Islamists and Eco-Radicals (MDPI):

Manual on Prevention of and Responses to Terrorist Attacks on the Basis of Xenophobia, Racism and Other Forms of Intolerance, or in the Name of Religion or Belief (UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME):

Facebook faces suspension in Kenya over ethnic-based hate speech (engadget):

Online Extremism, AI, and (Human) Content Moderation (Feminist Philosophy Quarterly):

Climate Change and Terrorism: Key Insights (START):

Tech Must Fight Terrorist Hate Speech (CEPA):

Real or Imagined: Evidence Concerning the Mental Health-Terrorism Nexus from Australian Terrorism Trials (CTC Sentinel):

Emergent Technologies and Extremists: The DWeb as a New Internet Reality? (GNET):

As online hate speech hits Africa, social media firms told to act (Thomson Reuters Foundation):

Britain needs a new approach to extremist violence. One year on from the Plymouth shooting, policy is still struggling to keep up with new types of terrorist threat (The New Statesman, UK Edition):

Making Sense of Violent Extremism (Cambridge University Press):

[No Hate Speech] Compendium of Resources (via Council of Europe):

Rishi Sunak would add ‘vilification of UK’ to extremism definition if he becomes prime minister (Sky News):

The Spectre of Neuroscience in Security Studies (XCEPT):

Dowload the Free Toolkit on Improving the Impact of Preventing Violent Extremism (via Funds for NGOs):

Artificial Intelligence Is Now Used To Track Down Hate Speech (Newsy):

Lebanese youth learn to stand up to hate speech (United Nations):

As Online Hate Speech Hits Africa, Social Media Firms Told to Act (Thomson Reuters Foundation):

How extremists are seeking to exploit gaming (The Chartered Institute for IT):

Radicalisation in Immigrant Youth: Differential Influence Analysis of Psychosocial Factors (International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences):

Stories as Research: How Community Narratives Inform Conflict Research (XCEPT):

RAN LOCAL How to deal with the local impact of online (extremist) activities, Barcelona 16-17 June 2022 (EU RAN):

Etidal, Telegram remove 1.9 million items of extremist online content (ArabNews):

The Tangled Roots That Sprout Tribalism and Extremism (

Responding to Hate Speech: Counterspeech and the University (SSRN):

Smaller Advertisers More at Risk as Facebook Works to Delete Hate Speech (Adweek):

States want to better patrol social media. These are the challenges. (4State News):

People who ‘vilify’ UK face being treated as extremists under Rishi Sunak plans (LBC):

Violent extremism: Somalia media tries positive communication (Daily Nation):

Recommendation Algorithms and Extremist Content: A Review of Empirical Evidence (GIFCT):

MuslimDebate-Handreichung zum Thema „Wie umgehen mit religiös-extremistischen Ansprachen in Sozialen Medien?“ (Alhambra Redaktion):

Facebook’s structural struggle in flagging terrorist content in Kenya, African countries (ISD):

Strategies of taming hate speech online as elections approach (KBC Channel 1):

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Investigating Bias in Hate Speech Detection Models (Association for Computational Linguistics):

EER Webinar: The Nexus Between Terrorism, Famine, and State Fragility (European Eye on Radicalization):

Hate speech, Censorship, and Freedom of Speech: The Changing Policies of Reddit (HAL Open Science):

Behavioral Definitions of Terrorism (GIFCT):

Extremism Glossary: 11 Red Flag Words and What They Mean (CNET):

Enhanced Seagull Optimization with Natural Language Processing Based Hate Speech Detection and Classification (MDPI):

Disinformation: A Growing Threat for Faith-Based Organisations (Toda Peace Institute):

Engage – how to deal with hate speech? (United Nations):

Anti-hate speech law gains traction; where to draw the line is contentious (The Federal):

The role of pre-existing social ties in jihadi-Salafist radicalization: the case of Spain (Análisis Jurídico-Político):

RAN in the Western Balkans, Working with violent extremist or terrorist offenders along the prison-exit continuum, online meeting 30 March 2022 (EU RAN):

[Podcast] Folge #05 | Religion – Ressource oder Herausforderung in der Prävention? (KN:IX):

The solution to online abuse? AI plus human intelligence (World Economic Forum):


Breaking the Building Blocks of Hate: A Case Study of Minecraft Servers (ADL):

Recommendation Systems and Extremism: What Do We Know? (GNET):

Building Community Resilience to Violent Extremism through Community-Based Youth Organizations: A Case of Post-Conflict North Waziristan, Pakistan (MDPI):

Exploring Hate Speech Detection with HateXplain and BERT (arXiv):

The Expression of Hate in Hate Speech (Journal of Applied Philosophy):

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