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

On the list below, you will find the 165 most popular LinkedIn posts on the topics of counter-extremism and countering hate speech by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, during the first half of April 2023.

Since mid-2017, we have filed many thousands of shares on LinkedIn to a network of now almost 6,000 followers and connections – shares of articles and documents about countering extremism and radicalization as well as on countering hate. This is a current selection of our posts.

The Top 5 posts, as part of this issue, are as follows:

  1. Here’s FBI Glossary for Flagging ‘Violent Extremism’ (The Stream):
  2. The 5R Framework: A Best Practices Model for Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Women and Children Returning from Violent Extremist Contexts (Organization for the Prevention of Violence):
  3. The Belgian mayor fighting extremism with kindness (Brussels Times):
  4. Report shows disparities in social platforms’ removal of antisemitism (The Jerusalem Post):

Enjoy browsing and reading our posts!

Extremism Risk Guidance 22+: An exploratory psychometric analysis (GOV.UK):

ChatGPT – the impact of Large Language Models on Law Enforcement (Europol):

What Do Overrepresented and Underrepresented Groups Tell Us About Risks for Involvement in Islamist Extremism? (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

Rehabilitating terrorist prisoners in Southeast Asia: From programs to processes (The Jakarta Post):

Stern Discusses Trauma and Extremist Influences (Boston University):

Study reveals who’s most prone to ‘violent radicalization’ (WND):

Five Things We Need to Learn About Incel Extremism: Issues, Challenges and Avenues for Fresh Research (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

Jacinda Ardern to begin new role combating online extremism (AP News):

CEP Policy Paper: Prosecution Of Returnees from Syria and Iraq in France (CEP):

Violent Assemblages: Rethinking Screens, Media, and Lone Wolf Terrorism (GNET Research):

Commission for Countering Extremism end of year report 2022 to 2023 (accessible version) (Commission for Countering Extremism, GOV.UK):

Deep Dive Recap: Counter Terrorism and the Gender Perspective (NATO):

A lexicon of cyberviolence: Nine types of online abuse against women that may go unnoticed (El Pais):

Up to 400 online platforms hosting terrorist content, Commission says (Euractiv):

Video… PANEL: Countering Extremism, Hate & Disinformation Online (Global Security Forum):

Make the fight against terrorism, violent extremism a top priority – President Akufo-Addo urges UNSC (Ghana Today):

UAE Counter-terrorism Initiatives: Countering Terrorism in the Middle East (CESCUBE):

Can Uncertainty Make Us Violent? The Role of Uncertainty in Encouraging Violent and Extremist Ideologies (XCEPT Research via ICSR):

UK to unveil measures to tackle radicalisation in religious schools (The National, UAE):

ChatGPT could promote ‘AI-enabled’ violent extremism (The Telegraph):

Mayor announces new £875,000 funding to help London’s communities tackle hate and extremism (Mayor of London):

New Research: Best practices for reintegrating the families of foreign terrorist fighters (NCITE, University of Nebraska Omaha):

Artificial Intelligence And Extremism: The Threat Of Language Models For Propaganda Purposes (CREST Research):

The Darknet and Radicalization: A Gateway for Extremism? (TS2 Space):

Reintegration of Foreign Terrorist Fighter Families: A Framework of Best Practices for the U.S. (University of Nebraska Omaha):

The U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability 10-Year Strategic Plan for Coastal West Africa (StateNewswire):

Terrorist Bots: How Islamic State has Automated Management of its Online Community on Telegram (GNET Research):

Education and awareness are key to stopping online radicalisation (ASPI):

Addressing hate speech through education: a guide for policy-makers (UNESCO):

Beware the AI indoctrination engines (IMD):

TCAP Insights: Understanding Patterns of Terrorist Exploitation Online by Geographic Region (TCAP):

Addressing Online Violence Against Women and Girls in the Commonwealth Europe Region: The Role of Bystanders (The Commonwealth):

UNDP and partners promote youth empowerment for building resilience to violent extremism (News Central Asia):

The Complex Relationship between Offline Events and Online Hate Speech (Tackling Hate):

Addressing violence against women through social protection: A review of the evidence (UN Women):

Egypt calls for comprehensive approach to defeat terrorism, extremism (Arab News):

Addressing the spread of online hate speech will require more than just tech (

Discourse Analysis of Policies to Prevent Violent Radicalization in Ten European Countries and their Impact on Educational Systems (International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences):

Hate speech in adolescents: A binational study on prevalence and demographic differences (Frontiers in Education):

Video… Radio as a Preventative Tool to Hate Speech and Violence (Stimson Center):

Radicalization and violent extremism depend on envy; conspiracy ideation, sometimes (Frontiers in Psychology):

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: Assessing Missteps and Promising Community Approaches (USIP):

AVERT Seminar: The State of British Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) (AVERT Network):

Why Terrorism Researchers Should Care about Criminal Responsibility (Perspectives on Terrorism):

PAVE Project: Policy Guidelines for Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration for Supporting Community Resilience (PAVE Project):

Addressing the spread of online hate speech will require more than just tech (

Comparative Analysis and Assesment on Different Hate Speech Detection Learning Techniques (Journal of Algebraic Statistics):

Addressing the spread of online hate speech will require more than just tech (

New EU measures against money laundering and terrorist financing (European Parliament):

Stochastic Terrorism: The Dangerous Phenomenon We Need to Understand (Global CT Institute):

The Double-Edged Sword of AI: How Generative Language Models like Google Bard and ChatGPT Pose a Threat to Countering Hate and Misinformation Online (Center for Countering Digital Hate):

Global Hating. How online abuse of climate scientists harms climate action (Global Witness):

The Role of Social Media in Influencing Radicalization (Case Study of Majengo-Nairobi, Kenya) (USIU-A Digital Repository):

How Identity Fusion Predicts Extreme Pro-Group Orientations: A Meta-Analysis (PsyArXiv):

Accountability Issues, Online Covert Hate Speech, and the Efficacy of Counter‐Speech (Politics and Governance):

Roman Urdu Hate Speech Detection Using Transformer-Based Model for Cyber Security Applications (MDPI):

TCAP Insights: Understanding Terrorist Exploitation Online by Tech Platform Size (TCAP):

Video… FIRESIDE CHAT : The Roles of Cities in Fostering Resilience and Preventing Violent Extremism (Global Security Forum):

Advances in Hashing for Counterterrorism (GIFCT):

UN underlines support for Africa’s fight against terrorism (United Nations):

Free eBook… Nativist and Islamist Radicalism – Anger and Anxiety (Routledge):

Dealing with extremism in an educational environment in the Western Balkans, March 2023 (EU RAN):

Combating hate speech on Kyrgyzstan’s social media is a complex process (UNESCO):

Social media companies urged to combat misinformation and hate speech during Voice referendum campaign (NIT, Australia):

Book chapter… Peace in ASEAN: Counter-narrative strategies against the ideologies of radicalism and extremism (Goal 16)

Characterizing cyber harms from digital health (nature medicine):

NDP MP introduces bill to combat online hate speech (CTV News Atlantic, Canada):

PAVE Project: Policy Guidelines for Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration for Supporting Community Resilience (via Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers):

“I never imagined that sports could do this”: UNODC celebrates the power of sports in preventing violence, crime, and drug use among youth on the International Day of Sports (UNODC):

How Germany wants to crack down on online hate speech (The Local):

Developing a Scale for Youth Extremism Across Arab Cultures (Preprints):

How Internet Providers are Developing Artificial Intelligence to Monitor and Combat Online Hate Speech (ISP.PAGE):

The US National Strategy on Countering Domestic Terrorism as a Model for the EU (ICCT):

Cyberterrorism and Religious Fundamentalism: New Challenges for Europe in the Age of Universal Internet Access (MDPI):

The Role of Technology and Innovation in Countering Extremism and Terrorism (moderndiplomacy):

Hate Speech Detection in Social Media Using the Ensemble Learning Technique (TechRxiv):

Audio… Luke Herrington on Religion, Gender, and Political Violence (Thinking Global, E-International Relations):

Rights & Filtering: Tracking hate speech online (The Edge Markets, Malaysia):

Practitioner Lessons for Ensuring an Positive Transitional Phase between Work in Prison and after Release, April 2023 (EU RAN):

USIP Local Funding for Peace in Pakistan (USIP):

Europol warns against potential criminal uses for ChatGPT and the likes (Euractiv):

Audio… Episode 7: The Role of Law Enforcement in Preventing Violent Extremism (Decoding Counterterrorism Podcasts, RUSI):

Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Select Committee on Social Media and Online Safety report (Australian Government):

Terror threats in Denmark take new shape (Euractiv):

See No Evil, Fear No Evil: Adolescents’ Extremism-related Media Literacies of Islamist Propaganda on Instagram (Journal for Deradicalization):

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (UNESCO):

Fortnite and Call of Duty Are Not Taking Enough Steps to Stop Holocaust Denial, As per Latest Report (IGNIndia):

Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms: Technology and the Evolution of Online Extremism (European Eye on Radicalization):

UNESCO and partners launch first education-focused guide on addressing hate speech (UNESCO):

Key dilemmas in the prevention of radicalization and violent extremism (Journal for Deradicalization):

Durbin Calls on Online Video Game Industry to Do More to Identify & Remove Extremist Content from their Platforms (U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary):

Games Industry Struggles to Moderate Content, Prevent Toxicity In Online Gaming, ADL Report Finds (ADL):

Audio… Episode 8: Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Using Mentorship (Decoding Counterterrorism Podcasts, RUSI):

Social media platforms and challenges for democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights (European Parliament):

Video… NCITE Presents: Reintegration of Foreign Terrorist Fighter Families (NCITE, University of Nebraska at Omaha):

Online hate crime statistics and facts of 2020 – 2023 (comparitech):

Moralization and Extremism Robustly Amplify “Myside” Sharingaff (PNAS, Oxford Academic):

UNOCT International Hub on Behavioural Insights to Counter Terrorism Participates in “Behavioural Analysis Conference 2023” – Prague, Czechia (UNOCT):

Spectrum Labs Launches Content Moderation for Generative AI (WSAZ 3):

Policy vs reality: comparing the policies of social media sites and users’ experiences, in the context of exposure to extremist content (Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression):

Government empowering Australians through a holistic approach to online safety (Minister of Communications, Government of Australia):

Analysis of Anti-Terrorism Legislation. A Comparative Analysis of Anti-Terrorism Legislation in the UK and France (Global CT Institute):

People online might not be as outraged as you think (Northwestern):

Transatlantic Initiative | City-Led Support for Community-Based Prevention Programmes (Strong Cities Network):

Preventing Tech-based Abuse of Women Grants Program FAQs (eSafety Commissioner, Government of Australia):

Audio… Episode 6: The Role of Public Health and its Model in Counterterrorism (DECODING COUNTERTERRORISM PODCASTS, RUSI):

How Sprinklr Helps Identify and Measure Toxic Content with AI (Sprinklr):


Hate Speech Targets Detection in Parler using BERT (Papers with Code):

Is Hate Speech on the Rise at Twitter 2.0? (SocialMediaToday):

PAVE Findings on Preventing and Addressing Violent Extremism through Community Resilience (Eurice):

The Risks Of Gamified Violent Extremism And How We Can Tackle It (RUSI Europe):

Caught in a Vicious Cycle: Obstacles and Opportunities for Trust and Safety Teams in the Games Industry (ADL):

COMTOG Report on “The Light in the Darkness” (European Center for Populism Studies):

Working With and For Youth: Practical ideas to foster youth engagement in policies, processes and programs (OSCE):

The 5R Framework: A Best Practices Model for Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Women and Children Returning from Violent Extremist Contexts (Organization for the Prevention of Violence):

How Listening Can Crush Extremism and Generate Radical Unity-Part 2 @bjornih with @TheDovBaron (DovBaron):

LAHM : Large Annotated Dataset for Multi-Domain and Multilingual Hate Speech Identification (arXiv):

The Internet Has a Very Negative Attitude Towards Science, New Study Reveals (Digital Information World):

Entity Graphs for Exploring Online Discourse (arXiv):

Cyberterrorism and Religious Fundamentalism: New Challenges for Europe in the Age of Universal Internet Access (MDPI):

Enseigner l’islam à l’école protège contre la radicalisation (LFM, Suisse):

HCPB Hub event Preventing violent extremism (Conflict and Resilience Research Institute Canada):

Tackling violent extremism requires collective response – President Akufo-Addo at UN Security Council (BusinessGhana):

We are monitoring hate speech spread online – NCIC (The Star, Kenya):

Caught in a Vicious Cycle: Obstacles and Opportunities for Trust and Safety Teams in the Games Industry (ADL):

Video… LENS 2023 | Domestic Terrorism: Where Are We Now, and Where Do We Go from Here? (Duke University School of Law):

Hate Speech (Media Defence):

Differentiating Violent and Non-Violent Extremists: Lessons from 70 Years of Social Control Theory (Journal for Deradicalization):

Anti-Sexism Alert System: Identification of Sexist Comments on Social Media Using AI Techniques (MDPI):

Video… From Deprogramming to the Intervention 101 Approach: The Evolution of Cult Interventions (Intervention 101 – CultInfo):

Audio… Podcast on radicalization in the times of social polarization (Beyond Us and Them):

Swiss Seek Transparency From Top Online Platforms (AFP via Barron’s):

Do Users Adopt Extremist Beliefs from Exposure to Hateful Subreddits? (ResearchSquare):

Why Individuals and Communities Do Not Turn to Violent Extremism (Perspectives on Terrorism):

Bias Mitigation for Capturing Potentially Illegal Hate Speech (Datenbank-Spektrum):

Prévenir l’extrémisme violent : un manuel de formation à l’intention des jeunes (Extremely TOGETHER, Kofi Annan Foundation):

Do autism spectrum disorders (ASD) increase the risk of terrorism engagement? A literature review of the research evidence, theory and interpretation, and a discussion reframing the research-practice debate (Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism):

Treatment and Handling of Disengaged Combatants in Somalia: Challenges and Recommendations (RUSI):

Unanimity, Coexistence, and Rigidity: Three Sides of Polarization (MDPI):

Media training to combat hate and develop critical thinking (CFi):

Choosing Where to Fight: Do Social Networks Distinguish American ISIS Foreign Fighters from ISIS-Inspired Terrorists? (START, University of Maryland):

Who’s Protecting the Researchers? REASSURE report findings on identity and harms for online extremism and terrorism researchers (ICCT):

Radicalization in Correctional Systems: A Scoping Review of the Literature Evaluating the Effectiveness of Preventing and Countering Interventions (Journal for Deradicalization):

A Republican Approach to Jerkish Speech on Online Platforms (Topoi):

Combating Daesh: Insights into Malaysia’s Counter-Terrorism Experience and the Deradicalisation of Former Detainees (MDPI):

Government puts social media giants on notice over misinformation and hate speech during voice referendum (The Guardian):

Is Singapore doing enough to fight online youth radicalisation? (Yahoo News):

Audio… The Canada Centre: Building Resilience Against Terrorism and Violent Extremism (The Tech Against Terrorism Podcast):

HateLab Report: Online Hate Speech and the World Cup (Hate Lab, Cardiff University):

Was beeinflusst unseren Umgang mit Online Hate Speech? (MedienPädagogik):

What are algorithms? How to prevent echo chambers and keep children safe online (internet matters):


Autoritarisme, radicalisation : des dérives inquiétantes (Libération):

Video… Cultural Drivers of Radicalisation in the UK (D.Rad):

Bias Mitigation for Capturing Potentially Illegal Hate Speech (Datenbank-Spektrum):

Audio… Reducing Extremism & Radicalization (w/Jay Jackson & Pasha Dashtgard) (Utterly Moderate Podcast):

Extremist NFTs: How Does Blockchain Immortalise Extremism? (GNet Research):

Sports as a Peacebuilding Tool: Enhancing Resilience, Encouraging Inclusion (UNDP):

Germany plans legislation to block cyber-hate accounts (Euractiv):

Distinct Patterns of Incidental Exposure to and Active Selection of Radicalizing (University College London):

UNDP and partners promote youth empowerment for building resilience to violent extremism (UNDP):

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