Review on Countering Extremism and Hate Speech. February 2023 (I/II, Part b) |

On the list below, you will find the second part of the 140 most popular LinkedIn posts on the topics of counter-extremism and countering hate speech by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, during the first half of February 2023. Part a and b of this issue contain 70 links each.

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…

Enjoy browsing and reading!

THE OXYGEN OF AMPLIFICATION. Better Practices for Reporting on Extremists, Antagonists, and Manipulators (Data & Society):

What you need to know about hate speech (UNESCO):

Classifying Speech into Offensive and Hate Categories along with Targeted Communities using Machine Learning (IEEE Xplore):


2 Hate Speech as a legal problem (Chapter of the book ‘Hate Speech’ by Victoria Guillén-Nieto):

Power of the Pitch : Podcast by the UNOCT International Hub on Behavioural Insights to Counter Terrorism (United Nations):

Examining Exposure to Messaging, Content, and Hate Speech from Partisan News Social Media Posts on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (MDPI):

Message on the International Day for the Prevention of Violent Extremism As and When Conducive to Terrorism (United Nations Secretary-General):

Council chiefs call for joined up anti-terrorism approach (LocalGov, UK):

Hate Speech Patterns in Social Media: A Methodological Framework and Fat Stigma Investigation Incorporating Sentiment Analysis, Topic Modelling and Discourse Analysis (AJIS):

Radicalization Online | Symposium (LaSciencedAbord):

How to combat hate speech and gendered disinformation online? UNESCO dialogue provides some ideas (UNESCO):

Global survey shows parents underestimate risk for kids online (moonshot):

Most users do not follow political elites on Twitter; those who do show overwhelming preferences for ideological congruity (Science Advances):

Scriptural legitimation and the mobilisation of support for religious violence: experimental evidence across three religions and seven countries (Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies ):

Report calls for bystander intervention laws to address online violence against women in Pacific (The Commonwealth):

Boost critical thinking in schools, varsities to combat extremism, says Anwar (FMT, Malaysia):

More women AI developers needed to fight online hate speech (moonshot):

Web giants to submit user data as EU law comes into effect (arab News):

Social Bots’ Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic Discussion on Twitter (MDPI):

Fonds interministériel de prévention de la délinquance et de la radicalisation (Préfet des Pyrénées-Atlantiques):

Religious Inclusion in Afghanistan (USIP):

Episode 166 – What is driving the rise in Islamist terrorism in Africa? (Canadian Intelligence Eh):

Can Textbooks Build Peace? (Peace News):


Why is social media such a breeding ground for hate speech? (idw, TU Dresden):

The deadly legacy of unemployment: Lack of jobs is one of the biggest drivers of terrorism and extremism, UN says (Fortune):

Suella Braverman pledges ‘major reform’ of UK counter-radicalisation scheme (Financial Times):

RAN Practitioners Update 107 | January 2023 – Special Edition (EU RAN):

How tech companies are failing women workers and social media users—and what to do about it (The Conversation via TechXplore):

Cyberbullying Statistics & Facts for 2023 (Cloudwards):

Tinder adds new safety feature to help report hate speech (The Herald, Scotland):

WGS 2023: AI helping cut down on hate speech on social media platforms, says Meta’s Nick Clegg (Gulf News):

Government is failing to challenge charities that allow extremism – report (ThirdSector):

How Online Speech Is Moderated in the US (Bloomberg via The Washington Post):

Web giants to submit user data as EU law comes into effect (Arab News):

Actioned hate speech content items on Facebook worldwide from 4th quarter 2017 to 3rd quarter 2022 (statista):

Managing Violent Extremist Clients in Prison and Probation Services: A Scoping Review (Terrorism and Political Violence):

Challenging rules for what can be said on social media platforms (Moonshot News):

ADL Report Finds ‘Deplatforming’ Extremist Websites Is Effective Tactic to Reduce Online Hate (ADL): (Press Release) (Report)

CUMULATIVE EXTREMISM. Behind the scenes of toxic us-versus-them dynamics (Flemish Peace Institute):

DE-Radicalization as a Measure of Countering Violent Extremism: A Case of Murang’a County Kenya (Kenyatta University):

Eye on 4R Network: In-Community Reintegration & Rehabilitation – The case of Central Asia (CEP):

Episode 4: Counter-Terrorism Developments and Future Directions with Tom Parker (ICCT):

Countering Violent Extremism in the Lake Chad Basin (Africa Center for Strategic Studies):

Seminar engages youth on dangers of radicalisation (The Straits Times, Singapore):

Separating Hate Speech and Offensive Language Classes via Adversarial Debiasing (ACL Anthology):

Online Hate & Youth – What Parents, Caregivers, & Educators Need To Know (The White Hatter, Canada):

What happens when platforms give up (ISD):

ICSS, partners shed light of role of sports in preventing violent extremism (Gulf Times, Qatar):

The Dangers Of Social Media Content – Part 1 (Phil in the Blanks):

13 security tips for journalists covering hate online (The Journalist’s Resource):

Global citizenship education to prevent violent extremism (UNESCO):

Safer Internet Day 2023: Our Approach to Create a Welcoming Environment for All (Sony Interactive Entertainment):

How easy is it to get trapped in a cult? Cult deprogrammer says it can happen to anybody (WBUR):

Flashpoints: An Interactive Game on Counter-Terrorism (ICCT):

Interview: Victim’s Voices founder urges more action in preventing violent extremism (United Nations):

Preventing Recidivism – A law enforcement perspective on minimizing the risk of extremist offender reintegration and rehabilitation (Fighting Terror, 4R Network):

Urgent need for international focus on drivers of extremist violence, UNDP says (France24):

EU states reluctant to repatriate women, children still in Syria (EURACTIV):

Natural Language Processing. Hate Speech Detection (Papers with Code):

The dynamics of violent extremism in sub-Saharan Africa (UNDP):

Femcels: Inside the enigmatic subculture of involuntary celibate women (Global News, Canada):

Summary report National Senior Course for the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) (African Union & Swiss Confederation):

Writers urged to stand up against all kinds of extremism (DAWN, Pakistan):

The Power of Sport to Prevent Violent Extremism (United Nations):

Artificial Intelligence is Helping to Protect Kids Online (newsy via AOL):

Fragile State Policy and the Rise of Muslim Extremism in Sri Lanka (SSRN):

Étude internationale sur les dispositifs de prévention de la radicalisation et de l’extrémisme violents dans l’espace francophone (Chaire UNESCO en prévention de la radicalisation et de l’extrémisme violents):

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