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

On the list below, you will find the 100 most popular LinkedIn posts on the topics of counter-extremism and countering hate speech by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, during the first half of November 2022.

Since mid-2017, we have filed many thousands of shares on LinkedIn. Almost all of these are posts of articles and documents about countering extremism and radicalization. The following is a current selection of our posts:

  1. Interview with Ms. Sofia Koller, Senior Research Analyst at the German Counter Extremism Project (CEP) (Bulan Institute):
  2. Risks and responses repatriating foreign terrorist fighters and families (the interpreter):

UK counter-terror strategy to be reviewed amid rise of ‘self-initiated’ terrorism and hateful online ideology (

Stochastic terrorism appears to be on the rise globally. Extremism experts explain how this form of violence has gone mainstream (Business Insider):

New Zealand revamps deradicalisation program as anti-authority terror threat rises (The Guardian):

Resilience against radicalization and extremism in schools: Development of a psychometric scale (Frontiers in Psychology):

Barriers to the Successful Implementation of P/CVE Programs in Africa (European Eye on Radicalization):

Insecurity: AU adopts new strategy on violent extremism, terrorism (Sky Daily, Nigeria):

De-recidivism, not de-radicalisation: Understanding the cognitive ‎process among de-radicalised Indonesian terrorist returnees (Cogent Social Sciences):

Community groups urge need to combat online hate speech at second counter-terrorism hui (NRZ, New Zealand):

Women and Terrorism. Hidden Threats, Forgotten Partners (Council on Foreign Relations):

Countering Violent Extremism Governance and Communications Strategy Paper (USAID via RUSI):

PAVE (Preventing and Addressing Violent Extremism through Community Resilience in the Western Balkans and the MENA) Reports on Online and Offline (De)radicalisation in the Balkans and MENA: (Online and Offline (De)radicalisation in the Balkans and MENA Region Synthesis Report) (Paper Online and Offline (De)radicalisation in the Balkans) (Working paper on online and offline (de)radicalisation in the MENA)

Extremists are Seeping Back into the Mainstream: Algorithmic Detection and Evasion Tactics on Social Media Platforms (Homeland Security Today):

Mobilising Youth for Preventing Violent Extremism (The National Peace Council via Lankaweb):

The Continuing Threat of Extremist Islam in Southeast Asia (European Eye on Radicalization):

Extremists use video games to recruit vulnerable youth. Here’s what parents and gamers need to know (The Conversation):

Exploring Individual Drivers of Violent Extremism in North Macedonia through Life-Course Trajectory (Minerva RLEC):

TPV #12: Issues up close: Facing radicalization and extremism in times of societal unrest (Terrorism and Political Violence, Utrecht University):

Experts fear rising global ‘incel’ culture could provoke terrorism (The Guardian):

RAN Practitioners Update 102 | October 2022 (EU RAN):

Sweden postpones introduction of tougher measures against extremism (The Local, Sweden):

Twitter layoffs raise questions about future of infrastructure and moderation (The Guardian):

A group of RAN practitioners in Finland are taking an incredibly holistic approach to prevention (EU RAN):

Do Violent Homes Make Violent Extremists? How childhood experiences around domestic violence may be driving terrorism worldwide (Women Without Borders):

Freedom of expression is key to countering disinformation (OHCHR):

Counter-terror strategy to be updated to tackle online hate (Public Technology):

There is no security without media freedom (OSCE): (Press Release) (OSCE Report)

Between perpetration and prevention of violent extremism: Accounting for gender (UNDP):

Islamic extremism in UK is ‘a bigger issue than we are willing to accept’: Counter-terror strategy is to be reviewed after report finds Prevent programme puts focuses on protecting terrorists over the public (Daily Mail):

Analyzing the Targets of Hate in Online Social Media (Proceedings of the Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media):

PAVE (Preventing and Addressing Violent Extremism through Community Resilience in the Western Balkans and the MENA) Publications on the Balkans and the MENA Region: (Cumulative Extremisms in the Balkans and MENA Region Synthesis Report) (Interactions between State and Religious Institutions in the Balkans and MENA region Synthesis Report) (Working paper Cumulative Extremisms in the Balkans) (Working paper Interactions between States and Religious Institutions in the Balkans) (Working Paper Interactions between States and Religious Institutions in the MENA Region)

Neuroscientists, Geneticists and Cultural Theorists Bring New Tools and Perspectives to Conflict Studies (XCEPT):

The Virality of Hate Speech on Social Media (arXiv):

Zooming in on hate Episode 12: Council of Europe (European Observatory on Online Hate):


PAVE (Preventing and Addressing Violent Extremism through Community Resilience in the Western Balkans and the MENA) Conceptual Framework on Violent Extremism: (Preventing and Adressing Violent Extremism: A Conceptual Framework)

A systematic review of worldwide causal and correlational evidence on digital media and democracy (nature human behaviour):


Delhi Declaration Underscores Need for Public-Private Partnerships to Tackle Online Terrorism (Tech Against Terrorism):

Defining and identifying hate motives: bias indicators for the Australian context (CRIS):

Disrupting the Narrative: Diving Deeper into Section 230 Political Discourse (The Center for Growth and Opportunity):

Hate speech or free speech: an ethical dilemma? (International Review of Sociology):


The Metaverse: How can P/CVE Practitioners negotiate the Brave New World? (EU RAN):

Perceptions of climate change and violent extremism: Listening to local communities in Chad (Unicri & Swissaid):

Interventions to End Online Violence Against Women in Politics (NDI):

Launch of national platform for threatened academics (Radboud University):

Hate Speech Law Reform w/ Lisa Woods: November 4th, 2022 (New Zealand Current Affairs):

Stepping up for Peace and Security: young women as agents of change (Helga Maria Schmid, OSCE Secretary General):

APU calls for fight against violent extremism, global terrorism (

Ligante#5 – Radikalisierungs­prävention und Polarisierung (BAG RelEx):

Final report of the Commission expert group on tackling disinformation and promoting digital literacy through education and training (European Union):

Spotlight on COVID-19, Violent Extremism and Anti-Government Movements, October 2022 (EU RAN):

Anti-government extremism could spill into violence, terrorism agency warns (


UNODC Partners with the Victims Voices Initiative to Support Victims of Terrorism in Belgium (UNODC):

Online radicalisation threatens our civic fabric — Who’s to blame? What can be done? (ABC, Australia):

It’s All Fun and Games, Until It’s Not: The Risks of Gamified Violent Extremism and How We Can Tackle It (RUSI Europe):

Going to Extremes – Podcast by the UNOCT Bi Hub to Counter Terrorism – S1E1 with Sophia Moskalenko:

Incels: how online extremism is changing (The Economist):

Spotlight on Schools and Education (EU RAN):

Hate Crime Laws: A Practical Guide. Revised Edition (OSCE):

Somalia switches off media outlets allegedly used by Al-Shabaab (The EastAfrican):

A review on abusive content automatic detection: approaches, challenges and opportunities (PeerJ Computer Science):

Online radicalisation threatens our civic fabric — Who’s to blame? What can be done? (ABC, Australia):

Human-Machine Collaboration Approaches to Build a Dialogue Dataset for Hate Speech Countering (arXiv):

Review of government counter-terror strategy to tackle threats (UK Home Office):

New media laws to address the dark side of cyberspace (Icelandic National Broadcasting Service):

Study finds link between online and offline violence against women journalists (News Drum, India):

Why Is It Hate Speech? Masked Rationale Prediction for Explainable Hate Speech Detection (arXiv):

Affiliated with ISIS: Challenges for the return and reintegration of women and children (UNDP):

RAN: Approaches for Preventing Polarisation at the Community Level (via Strong Cities):

Going to Extremes – Podcast by the UNOCT Bi Hub to Counter Terrorism – S1E2 with Mubin Sheikh:

Hate Crime and Hate Speech in Europe: Comprehensive Analysis of International Law Principles, EU-wide Study and National Assessments (European Commission):

No Hate Speech Movement. The No Hate Speech Movement was a youth campaign led by the Council of Europe Youth Department:

A Comparative Analysis of the Factors Predicting Fears of Terrorism and Cyberterrorism in a Developing Nation Context (Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies):

Online Safety – Against Extremism (Sandwell Prevent):

The Role of the UN Security Council in Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism: The Limits of Criminalization? (RESOLVE Network):

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development (UNESCO):

Proceed with Caution: On the Use of Computational Linguistics in Threat Assessment (PsyArXiv):

The Role of Perceived Injustice and Need for Esteem on Incel Membership Online (GNET):

Eye on Islamism: The current threat of jihadism and its potential evolution (CEP Podcast: Fighting Terror):

Attitudes Towards Violence in Urban Afghanistan Before the Taliban Takeover (RUSI):

5 things to know about our report on online public discourse in the MENA region (Democratic Reporting International):

Working Paper: Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Children Returned from Syria and Iraq (Bulan Institute):

Awareness-raising workshop and national consultations on counter proliferation financing in the Philippines (UNICRI):

Rethinking Social Media and Extremism (Australian National University):

Extremists are Seeping Back into the Mainstream: Algorithmic Detection and Evasion Tactics on Social Media Platforms (GNET RESEARCH):

Strategic exclusion, co-option and containment: towards an integrative theory of state-CSOs relations (Critical Studies on Terrorism):

Explainability in Hate Speech Detection (TU Wien):

Key Takeaways | Online Toxicity Masterclass (Spectrum Labs):

Regulators crack down on social media influencers (Public Technology, London):

Breaking News: Responding to Netherlands repatriating women and children from Syria (Fighting Terror):

SCHULUNGEN FÜR DAS COMMUNITY-MANAGEMENT. Hasskommentare moderieren lernen, konstruktive Online-Debatten fördern (Landesanstalt für Medien NRW):

The Chilling: A global study of online violence against women journalists (ICFJ):

Laboratory for Childhood Protection Online Charter (Elysée, France):

Interview with Michele Tallarini on radicalization and extremism in the Sahel (ITSS Verona):

Homophobic Hate Speech On The Rise In Europe, Says New Report (RadioFreeEurope):

More on countering extremism and hate speech:

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