Review on Countering Extremism and Hate Speech. February 2023 (II/II) |

On the list below, you will find the first part of the 75 most popular LinkedIn posts on the topics of counter-extremism and countering hate speech by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, during the second half of February 2023.

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.

The Top 3 posts, as part of this issue, are as follows:

  1. The Forever War: The Doctrine and Legacy of ISIS Child Soldiers (GW Program on Extremism):
  3. Gender Mainstreaming in the Prevention of Violent Extremism: Opportunities in Iraq and Beyond (IOM via Reliefweb):

Enjoy browsing and reading!

Power of sport to counter violent extremism amplified at UN (United Nations):

Behavioural Insights to Counter-Terrorism (United Nations Office of Counterterrorism):

Soft Launch of International Hub on Behavioural Insights to Counter Terrorism (UNOCT):


Youth Violent Extremism: Scale Development and Validation (

Case Study: Tackling the early signs of radicalisation with Counter Terrorism Policing (CDS, UK):

Designation and Moderation of Online Terrorist Content (European Eye on Radicalization):

Can ideology-detecting algorithms catch online extremism before it takes hold? (The Conversation):

Analysing Extremism (Ethical Theory and Moral Practice):

Mona Yacoubian: Ideology is Just One of the Many Drivers of Terrorism (European Eye on Radicalization):

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Hate Speech. Linguistic Perspectives (De Gruyter):

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Countering Domestic Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Terrorism on Social Media. Introducing the Racist and Violent Extremist Flock Tool (RAND):–iNxy7

How terrorist groups target youth online through games, chats (tnp, Straits Times):

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

At Unesco, disinformation on the internet under debate (AFP via Tellerreport):

Disinformation Campaigns Against Women Are a National Security Threat, New Study Finds (Time):

How we are protecting children and young people from dangerous ideologies including right-wing extremism (The Education Hub, GOV.UK):

Recent cases of self-radicalised teens ‘worrying’, says President Halimah as she gives ideas on how to tackle trend (Mtoday, Singapore):

For educators and schools (eSafetyCommissioner, Government of Australia):

How we are protecting children and young people from dangerous ideologies including right-wing extremism (The Education Hub, GOV.UK):

New initiative to train youth to be champions of racial and religious harmony (The Straits Times, Singapore):

An Analysis of Hate Speech Tweets Against Women from a Socio-cognitive Discourse Perspective (SSRN):

UNESCO trains educators across the globe to address violent pasts and prevent genocide (UNESCO):

Episode 2: How Conflict Environments Complicate Countering Violent Extremism (DECODING COUNTERTERRORISM, RUSI):

Qualitative research into the impact of online hate. Final report (Ofcom):

Why There Is So Much Online Hate, And How To Stop It In 4 Steps (The Geeky Leader):

Tackling online hate (Internet Matters):

Learning behind bars: Realizing the benefits of prison education (UNESCO):

We need inclusive approach to counter threats of violent extremism – Security Analyst (GNA, Ghana):

Chapter 1: Contemplating a research agenda for terrorism studies (Elgar):

The impact of online hate (Ofcom, UK):

A Holistic Approach to Undesired Content Detection in the Real World (arXiv):

Evaluation bundesfinanzierter Beratungsstellen – Abschlussbericht (BAMF-FZ, Camino, modus|zad):

Memes tools of terrorism: University of Nebraska-Omaha leads international discussion (WOWT 6 News, Omaha):

UNDP Calls For Proactive Measures To Root Out Violent Extremism In Africa (MENAFM):

Re-evaluating the role of religious education in Australian government schools (Monash University):

Morocco Met Three Basic Requirements Necessary to Combat Terrorism, Violent Extremism (Expert) (MAP, Morocco):

Are you a victim? Hate crime toolkit is now available (John O’Groat-Journal):

We need inclusive approach to counter threats of violent extremism – Security Analyst (GhanaWeb):

Awareness Raising and Operationalizing the GCTF “Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism” (REMVE) Toolkit (GCTF):

Synergies in Jointly Addressing Climate Change, Health Equity and Gender Equality (UNDP):

Presentation of the Timbuktu Institute Study “Barriers and Solutions Regarding the Economic Inclusion of Women in the G5 Sahel Countries” (Timbuktu Institute & CIPE):

Violent Extremism Prevention Unit inaugurated (The Nation, Pakistan):

Addressing violent extremism in Quebec (McGill):

Effects of the Prevention Program “HateLess. Together against Hatred” on Adolescents’ Empathy, Self-efficacy, and Countering Hate Speech (Journal of Youth and Adolescence):

Episode 1: Examining the Multi-Faceted Impacts of Gender on Counterterrorism (RUSI DECODING COUNTERTERRORISM PODCASTS):

Guidelines for regulating digital platforms: a multistakeholder approach to safeguarding freedom of expression and access to information (UNESCO):

Community Stewards and Social Cohesion in Digital Spaces (ConnexUs, Search for Common Ground):

Why is social media such a breeding ground for hate speech? (Technische Universität Dresden via idw):

ABMM: Arabic BERT-Mini Model for Hate-Speech Detection on Social Media (MDPI):

Hate speech on social media: What can leaders do? (Leadership Programs at UC Berkeley):

Meta Outlines Actions on Spam, Fake Accounts and Violations in Latest Community Standards Report (SocialMediaToday):

India, Egypt hold Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism (United News of India):

School bullying leads to rising divorce rates, susceptibility to extremism among victims, warns Azhar Observatory (Ahram Online, Egypt):

Weapons of Mass Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and the Production of Extremist Propaganda (GNET Research):

Launch of Media and Information Literacy MOOC for Educators and Learners Sign up now ! (UNESCO):

How we are preventing extremism in the Nordics (NordForsk News):

The Same, But Different: Policies, Perceptions and Practices of Multiagency PVE work in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland (C-Rex):

Episode 5: Counter-Terrorism and International Diplomacy with Amb. Janet Alberda (AFTER 9/11, ICCT):

Adversarial Attacks on Language Technology and Effect on Social Media Applications (SSRN):

Lutte contre la radicalisation, l’extrémisme violent et le terrorisme au Bénin : Le Gouvernement, le Pnud et l’ambassade des Pays Bas lancent un projet pour la cohésion sociale (Gouvernement du Bénin):

Une journée contre la radicalisation avec le rappeur Rost (L’EST Républicain):

Risk and Protective Factors for Child Returnees – Insights from the PREPARE workshop (PREPARE Project):

Online Manipulation, Hate ‘Must Stop’: UN Conference (AFP via Barron’s):

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

The Complexities of Identity Moratorium, Radicalization and the Terrorist Personality (SSRN):

A Movement to Reduce Online Hate (Beyond Profit via ANA):

EXPERT OPINION. RAN CSEP Thematic Event – looking back and moving forward, Dublin 07-08 November 2022 (EU RAN):

Technochauvinism and Online Extremism (GNET Research):

Priti Patel calls for shake-up of UK counter-terror laws to deal with growing problem of online radicalisation (iNews, UK):

Countering extremism through sport studies (The Nation, Pakistan):

„Wir sind ja gar nicht so unterschiedlich. Und wenn doch, ist das ein Problem?“ (

Mainstreaming und Radikalisierung in sozialen Medien (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz & LMU):

At UNESCO, a call to regulate digital platforms in the face of online disinformation and hate (UNESCO):

Directions for NLP Practices Applied to Online Hate Speech Detection (ACL Anthology):

Hate Speech: A Pragmatic Assessment of the European Court of Human Rights’ Jurisprudence (European Convention on Human Rights Law Review):

Free articles and analyses on soft counter-extremism and on countering hate speech:

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