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

On the list below, you will find the 115 most popular LinkedIn posts on the topics of counter-extremism and countering hate speech by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, during the first half of May 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. 14 countries tackle violent extremism online in a coordinated referral action day (Europol):
  2. THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN PROMOTING PEACE AND COUNTERING TERRORISM (The American Journal of Social Science and Education Innovations):
  3. ‘It hurts so much’: Parents of radicalised youths reveal heartbreak, regrets over children’s extremist path (Today Online Singapore):
  4. Understanding the Trauma-Related Effects of Terrorist Propaganda on Researchers (GNET Research):
  5. Few Are Addressing One of Social Media’s Greatest Perils (The New York Times):

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Nativist and Islamist Radicalism. Anger and Anxiety (Taylor & Francis):

UK Faith Advisor: Biggest victims of Islamist extremism are Muslims (Greek City Times):

From Exclusion to Extremism: The Role of Significance Loss and Identity in the Radicalization Process (Lund University):


UNODC Fosters Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia to Prevent Violent Extremism (UNODC):

UNESCO-OSCE World Press Freedom Day Conference side event explores how to govern the relationship between media and social media (UNESCO):

Why Is It so Difficult to Investigate Violent Radicalization? (Cambridge University Press):

Approaches to addressing antisemitism in European P/CVE, March 2023 (EU RAN):

Tackling youth unemployment is key in the fight against violent extremism – NCCE boss (GhanaWeb):

YouTube, Meta will expand policies, research to fight online extremism (Arab News):

Ask the Experts: The Fight Against Violent Extremism in Coastal West Africa (USIP):

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

Cultural threat perceptions predict violent extremism via need for cognitive closure (PNAS):

Research and Strategies to Prevent Radicalisation and Violent Extremism (CORDIS, EU Commission):

RAN VoT WG meeting – Involving victims/survivors in P/CVE, Nice 29-30 September 2022 (EU RAN):

Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF): Morocco and the European Union Launch an Initiative to Prevent and Combat Extremism (African Business & APO on behalf of Kingdom of Morocco):

Government needs to better understand faith, independent review claims (GOV.UK):

‘Is This a Hate Speech?’ The Difficulty in Combating Radicalisation in Coded Communications on Social media Platforms (European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research):

ONLINE REGULATION HANDBOOK (Terrorist Content Analytics Platform):

Time to re-assess terrorism prevention in Africa? (The Reporter, Ethiopia):

Book Review: Social Media and Hate by Shakuntala Banaji and Ramnath Bhat (LSE):

More Transparency and Security for Apps on Mobile Devices (

Frequently asked questions: Types of violence against women and girls (UN WOMEN):

A New Approach to Ending Gender-Based Violence: Lessons on Integrating Prevention and Responses in Four UNDP Sectoral Development Projects (UNDP via Reliefweb):

The Internet Consortium for Online Safety: How Collaborative Tech, Not Legislation, Could Prevent Harmful Content Proliferation (GNET Research):

Review of violent extremism risk assessment tools in Division 104 control orders and Division 105A post-sentence orders (Australian Institute of Criminology):

Promoting digital rights and inclusion through addressing content moderation for sustainable internet for all (UNESCO):

Fighting violent extremism in the Sahel and West Africa: A real challenge for religious leaders (Global Voices):

Towards Weakly-Supervised Hate Speech Classification Across Datasets (arXiv):

Working with violent extremist or terrorist offenders along the prison-exit continuum (EU RAN):

CSIS Public Report 2022 (CSIS, Canada):

Life After Hate Launches Initiative to Provide Hope to Those Seeking to Leave Lives of Violent Extremism (PR Newswire via yahoo! finance):

Using Homophones to Evade Hate Speech Restrictions (

Episode 4: The United States’ changing approach to Counter-Terrorism with Daniel Byman (The Global Politics of Counter-Terrorism, ICCT):

Sanitising Extremism: “Borderline Content” and Antisemitism Online (The Tech Against Terrorism Podcast):

Health advisory on social media use in adolescence (American Psychological Association):

Role of media countering violent extremism key – officials (The Star, Kenya):

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

Can Marketing Prevent Radicalization? (American Marketing Association):


Predicting Hate Intensity of Twitter Conversation Threads (arXiv):

Identifying Needs and Strengths: The First-Ever Practitioners Manual on Client Engagement, from Trust Building to Resilient Behavior (Hedayah):

Abusive Language Detection in Speech Dataset (International Journal for Research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology):

Including event summary…
MENA Regional Hub Inaugural Workshop (Strong Cities):

Terrorist prisoners to face tougher limits behind bars (GOV.UK):

Government crackdown on terror inmates to prevent radicalisation (Express, UK):

TCAP Insights: Patterns of Online Terrorist Exploitation (Tech Against Terrorism):

Hate Speech Detection (Papers with Code):

Sanitising Extremism: “Borderline Content” and Antisemitism Online (The Tech Against Terrorism Podcast):

Features for Hate? Using the Delphi Method to Explore Digital Determinants for Online Hate Perpetration and Possibilities for Intervention (Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw.):

Radicalisation au féminin, le djihadisme comme symptôme du mal de transmission psychique (Revue Empan):

Hate speech from the perspective of the mediatization of religion in the post-secular age. A few remarks for discussion (Dialnet):

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Toolkit To Support Action Plans to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism (UNCCT):

Graph-based Approach for Studying Spread of Radical Online Sentiment (ACL Digital Library):

Playback: The Probe discusses how to prevent and control violent extremism in Ghana (MyJoy, Ghana):

Stop Violence Against Women: Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative (EU via EU Debates, News & Opinions):

Addressing unemployment can help in fighting violent extremism – KAIPTC lecturer (Joy Online, Ghana):

Brian Fishman on Violent Extremism and Platform Liability (The Lawfare Podcast):

Health Advisory on Social Media Use in Adolescence (American Psychological Association):

Convicted terrorists face tighter cell checks in bid to curb radicalisation (The Independent, UK):


Book chapter…
Hate Speech behandeln: Diagnosewerkzeuge aus der Computerlinguistik (SpringerLink):

What makes a violent lone actor? Exploring the role of mental health (Breaking Cycles of Conflict Podcast, XCEPT Research & King’s College):

Researching the Evolving Online Ecosystem: Telegram, Discord & Odysee (Institute for Strategic Dialogue):

Youth-Centered Peacebuilding Framework. Rethinking Youth Inclusion Through a Youth-Powered Approach (USIP):

What is Hate Speech? The Case for a Corpus Approach (Criminal Law and Philosophy):

Beyond the law: Toward alternative methods of hate speech interventions in Nigeria (SSOAR):

“Totally not radical, man: Games and extremism” with Rachel Kowert (Bren School, University of California):

Twenty years of countering jihadism in Western Europe: from the shock of 9/11 to ‘jihadism fatigue’ (Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terroris):

A Group-Specific Approach to NLP for Hate Speech Detection (CatalyzeX):

When Can Compliments and Humour Be Considered Hate Speech? A Perspective From Target Groups in Portugal (Comunicação e Sociedade):

What Did You Learn To Hate? A Topic-Oriented Analysis of Generalization in Hate Speech Detection (ACL Anthology):

Predicting Hate Intensity of Twitter Conversation Threads (arXiv):

Episode 11: The Importance of Communication to Terrorism and Counterterrorism (Decoding Counterterrorism Podcasts, RUSI):

Challenges of comparative research on hate speech in media user comments: Comparing countries, platforms, and target groups (SSOAR):

Opinion: An internet that women want? It looks like this (CNN):

Former Gov. Schwarzenegger leads discussion on ‘breaking the cycle of extremism’ (USCAnnenbergMedia):

Comparison between Machine Learning and Deep Learning Approaches for the Detection of Toxic Comments on Social Networks (MDPI):

The mediating role of emotions in the relationship between implicit motives and radicalisation (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore):

‘We need systems that will support Nigerians’ resilience to trauma’ (The Guardian, Nigeria):

Terrorism (Protection of premises) draft bill: overarching documents (GOV.UK):

How Relatives Can Make Radicals (The Atlantic):

How Ideological Addiction Drives Extremism and Undermines Civil Discourse (Merion West):

Acknowledge media’s role in fighting violent extremism, journalists tell state (The Standard, Kenya):

Audio, transcript…
Digital Press Briefing on the 40th Anniversary of the U.S. Department of State’s Antiterrorism Program (U.S. Department of State):

RADIS-Ringvorlesung Islamismus in Deutschland und Europa (HSFK/PRIF):

Terminating Hate: Breaking the Cycle of Extremism (via Arnold Schwarzenegger, YouTube):

UNESCO partners with Aljazeera Balkans to address online hate speech (UNESCO):

Call for input: online hate speech (OHCHR):


Access to Social Media Data for Public Interest Research: Lessons Learnt & Recommendations for Strengthening Initiatives in the EU and Beyond (ISD):

Abusive Content Detection in Arabic Tweets Using Multi-Task Learning and Transformer-Based Models (MDPI):

Webinar: Should we be criminalising hate speech? (The Daily Friend):

FIA president meets Elon Musk to discuss online abuse (EN 365):

Book chapter…
KI-Verfahren für die Hate Speech Erkennung: Die Gestaltung von Ressourcen für das maschinelle Lernen und ihre Zuverlässigkeit (Digitale Hate Speech):

Understanding and coping with extremism in an online collaborative environment: A data-driven modeling (PLOS ONE):

Ghana Urges Stronger Measures Against Terrorism As Regional Concerns Grow (The Ghana Report):

Hate on the rise: Advocates say more needs to be done to stem tide of incidents in Canada (Capital Current, Canada):

Untersuchung der traumatisierenden Auswirkungen terroristischer Propaganda auf Forschende (GNET Research):

Episode 12: Looking to the Future of Countering Extremism and Terrorism (DECODING COUNTERTERRORISM PODCASTS, RUSI):

Folge #14 | Miteinander statt gegeneinander im Kampf gegen Antisemitismus (KN:IX talks):

CONNEKT Cross-Regional Youth Forum: Youngsters as Actors for Prevention (CONNEKT):

Introduction to Expert Statements on Democracy and Political Violence, submitted to January 6th House select committee (Just Security):

Digital Media Governance and Supranational Courts, Selected Issues and Insights from the European Judiciary (Evangelia Psychogiopoulou and Susana de la Sierra):

A Framework for Online Hate Speech Detection on Code-mixed Hindi-English Text and Hindi Text in Devanagari (ACL Digital Library):


Book chapter…
KI-Verfahren für die Hate Speech Erkennung: Die Gestaltung von Ressourcen für das maschinelle Lernen und ihre Zuverlässigkeit (Springer Link):

What Motivates Hate Crime? Why Hate Criminals Are Still Criminals (Manhattan Institute):

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

Readiness assessment methodology: a tool of the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (UNESCO): |

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