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

On the list below, you will find the 130 most popular LinkedIn posts on the topics of counter-extremism and countering hate speech by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, during the second 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. The Role of ChatGPT in Facilitating Online Radicalization and Extremism (TS2):
  2. PM Modi meets Egypt’s Grand Mufti, discusses countering extremism, radicalisation (The Hindu):
  3. The Dark World Of Jihadist Propaganda Channels On Telegram (HumAngle):
  4. UN expert launches Global Study documenting misuse of counter-terrorism practices to silence civil society (United Nations & OHCHR):
  5. Prevention of Violent Extremism: 2022 Annual Report (UNDP):

Enjoy browsing and reading these and other documents on our list!

CTED Analytical Brief: Management of violent extremist prisoners and the prevention of radicalization to violence in prison (CTED):

UN warns of AI use to spread online hate and misinformation (Coingate):

Returning home: the reintegration dilemmas of female Al-Shabaab defectors in Kenya (Journal of the British Academy):

Qatar calls for all-out efforts to eliminate roots of terrorism (Gulf Times):

Researching Violent Extremism: Considerations, Reflections, and Perspectives (RESOLVE Network):

Online Hate and Harassment: The American Experience 2023 (ADL):

PEACE: Cross-Platform Hate Speech Detection- A Causality-guided Framework (Papers With Code):

PREVENTING TERRORISM. UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING RADICALIZATION TO VIOLENCE. Attitudinal Protective Factors and Risk Factors (U.S. Department of Homeland Security):

UN adopts resolution acknowledging effect of extremism and hate speech on global peace (The National, UAE):

Violent Extremism and Terrorism: Agencies Can Take Additional Steps to Counter Domestic Threats (U.S. Government Accountability Office):

The Age of Incoherence? Understanding Mixed and Unclear Ideology Extremism (GW Program on Extremism):

Developing a Responsive Regulatory Approach to Online Terrorist Content on Tech Platforms (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

We must work together to reign in ‘toxic and destructive’ hate speech (UN News):

CT Tech Initiative (UNCCT):


Assessing Germany’s new national security strategy (LSE):

2023 Counter-Terrorism Week (United Nations):

Combating hate speech in Malaysia: The need for strong laws, education and awareness — Teresa Kok (Malay Mail):

UN Counter-Terrorism Week: Preventing violent extremism (United Nations):

Video… PREPARE Final Conference – Engaging with children from families affiliated with violent extremism (PREPARE Project):

Tech Against Terrorism publishes mitigation strategy to counter terrorist operated websites (Tech Against Terrorism):

A deep learning based multilingual hate speech detection for resource scarce languages (ERA, University of Alberta):

Video… Terrorist Operated Websites: Why UN Member States’ Must Act Urgently (Tech Against Terrorism via YouTube):

Audio… Eye on Antisemitism: Trends in Europe and the United States (Fighting Terror by CEP):

Incels experience a complex combination of psychiatric symptoms but feel they cannot be helped by mental health professionals (PsyPost):


Who Commits Terrorism Alone? Comparing the Biographical Backgrounds and Radicalization Dynamics of Lone-Actor and Group-Based Terrorists (Crime & Delinquency):

Break the Chain: Manifestos, Lone Wolf Terrorism, and the Nashville Shooting (GNET Research):

Strengthening youth resilience to radicalization (Pakistan Observer):

Researching Violent Extremism: Considerations, Reflections, and Perspectives (RESOLVE Network):

Generative AI Tools Are Perpetuating Harmful Gender Stereotypes (Centre for International Governance Innovation):

Managing the Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Their Families: Malaysian Experience (ICCT):


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

Free eBook… Prevention of Extremism through International Cultural Relations (Forum for International Cultural Relations, ifa):

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

Social media giants to face multimillion-dollar fines for spreading fake news (The Age, Australia):

How to Combat Youth Radicalization Using Learning Psychology (Fair Observer):

Where do ‘mixed, unclear, and unstable’ ideologies come from? A data-driven answer centred on the incelosphere (Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism):

Builsa South youth sensitized to join fight against violent extremism (The Ghanaian Standard):

Countering ‘dark age of intolerance’ starts by tackling hate speech (UN News):

“Cyberbullying Bye! Bye!” UNICEF and Telekom Foundation for Macedonia campaign against cyberbullying and online hate speech co-created with youth (UNICEF):

Video, text… Transnational linkages between violence-oriented right-wing extremism/terrorism and organized crime: challenges and opportunities for multilateral and institutional cooperation (2023 Counter-Terrorism Week Side-Event) (United Nations):

Introduction to Special Issue: The Practicalities and Complexities of (Regulating) Online Terrorist Content Moderation (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

Hate crime law will not prevent people from expressing opinions, says McEntee (Irish Examiner):

Mainstreaming P/CVE: Emerging Insights And Future Directions From The Global South (RUSI Europe):

Using Big Data Analytics for Insights on Online Violence Against Women in Libya (UN WOMEN Arab States):

NCCE sensitises youth groups on violent extremism prevention (GNA):

Video… TSC Webinar: Bringing Terrorists to Justice: Accountability for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (The Soufan Center):

Audio… Gaming & Extremism: Threats and Opportunities (The Tech Against Terrorism Podcast):

Faith leaders critical to combating ‘groundswell’ of hatred globally (United Nations):

Leaving Hate: Social Work and the Journey out of Far-Right Extremism (Indiana University via IUPUI):

Remarks at a UN Arria-Formula Meeting on Gender-Responsive Approaches to Counter-Terrorism (United States Mission to the United Nations):

Secretary-General: Hate is a Danger to Everyone, and So Fighting It Must Be a Responsibility (United Nations India):

Alone, Together: Diffuse Actors Increasingly Inspire EU Terror Attacks (ASIS Online):

Speakers Outline Steps to Strengthen International Cooperation, Fight Impunity as General Assembly Concludes Review of Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (UNTED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY/ PLENARY):

Arria-formula Meeting on “Enhancing the Capacities of Member States to Ensure a Gender Responsive Approach to Counter-Terrorism” (Security Council Report):

When Free Speech Becomes Hate Speech (Radio Nigeria):

Study shows people condemn hate speech more severely than nonverbal discrimination (

Australia regulators demand Twitter reveal strategies to combat online hate (Jurist):

Countering Violent Extremism Online (RAND):

Video… UN/COUNTERING HATE SPEECH EVENT (UN Audiovisual Library):

The Secretary-General. Message on the International Day for Countering Hate Speech (United Nations):

Preventing internal conflict, key to curbing violent extremism – NCCE (Akahi News, Ghana):

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2686 (2023), Security Council Urges International Community to Prevent Incitement, Condemn Hate Speech, Racism, Acts of Extremism (United Nations):

New Journal of the British Academy issue examines the complexities of violent extremism and gender in East Africa (The British Academy):

General Assembly Adopts Resolution Urging Unity to Tackle New, Emerging Threats, as Speakers Assess Progress in Advancing Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY/ PLENARY):

PBF Tip Sheet on Hate Speech Prevention Programming (United Nations Peacebuilding Fund & DPPA):

Illuminating the Darkness: Exploring Social Media Harms (Medium):

The Metaverse and Terrorism: Threats and Challenges (Perspectives on Terrorism):

“Strike a balance between freedom of expression and combating hate speech”- Media, hate speech, and democratic consolidation discussed in Ghana public forum (United Nations Ghana):

Management of Violence in Divided Societies: Prevention of Violent Extremism and Strengthening of Democratic Principles (Deutscher Präventionstag):

BLUE SKY VI. An Independent Analysis of UN Counterterrorism Efforts (Global Center on Cooperative Security):

The Power of Words: Understanding Hate Speech (ANTHROMANIA):

Marking the international day to counter hate speech with equality body representatives (Council of Europe):

RAN PRISONS Working Group Meeting – What is in the European prison toolbox of DDR programmes?, Berlin 15-16 November 2022 (EU RAN):

Swansea University expert wins award for work to counter extremism and hate (Nation Cymru):

FIFA to “expand” human rights and anti-discrimination work “across the global game”, major conference told (FIFA):

UN Global Sports Programme Holds Discussion on Role of Youth in Preventing Violent Extremism through Sport During Counter-Terrorism Week (UNAOC):

States need to improve criminal asset recovery in combatting money laundering, says MONEYVAL Committee (Council of Europe):

The Australian government wants to fight online misinformation. Here’s why it’s so difficult (ABC News, Australia):

NCCE engages youth at Yunyoo and Nasuan District on violent extremism (News Ghana):

Video… Escaping toxic newsroom spaces and online hate (Reuters Institute):

2023 CT Week Journal of Side Events (United Nations):

Analyzing Toxic Discourse on Latin American YouTube Channels (Tech Policy Press):

Garissa NGO Launches Resilient Program Against Violent Extremism (Kenya News Agency):

Western Balkans Regional: Hub City-led Approaches to Empower Youth to Address Extremism, Hate and Polarisation (Strong Cities Network):


From Hate Speech to Non-Violent Communication (UNDP Kyrgyztan):

Civil society measures hate speech and misinformation on social media in Kyrgyzstan (UNESCO):

Understanding and preventing internet-facilitated radicalisation (Australian Institute of Criminology):


Meta agrees to July ‘stress test’ on new EU content rules (Politico):

Video… (Session 2) Third UN High-level Conference on Counter-Terrorism (United Nations):

Reshare… Decade of Stagnation: New UNDP data shows gender biases remain entrenched (UNDP):

Global Peace Index 2023: Measuring Peace in a Complex World (Institute for Economics & Peace):

Oman shares its experience on tolerance, counterterrorism in New York (Oman Observer):

Audio… JCIP #184 – Dr Joe Whittaker (Just Checking In Podcast via Soundcloud):

Teaching Children How to Respond to Hate Speech Online (Safes, Somalia):

Video, text… Bridging the gap: Connecting research, policy and practice on masculinities to more effectively counter terrorism and prevent and counter violent extremism (2023 Counter-Terrorism Week Side-Event) (United Nations):

Understanding Love Jihad: Historical Context, Impact, and Strategies of Dissemination (GNET Research):

Social media governance and strategies to combat online hatespeech in Germany (Policy & Internet):

Enhancing social network hate detection using back translation and GPT-3 augmentations during training and test-time (Papers With Code):

CONCLUSION PAPER: Tools for post-lockdown resilience building in youth (EU RAN):

Man who shared extremist content online jailed for 14 terrorism offences (Metropolitan Police):

High Representative’s Remarks at the High-level Event to Mark the 2nd International Day to Combat Hate Speech (UNAOC):

Unlocking the Potential: How AI empowers CSOs in combating violent extremism (KBC, Kenya):

Second International Day for Countering Hate Speech: “It Begins With Words and Each of Us: Effective Action to Counter Hate Speech” (UNDP):

When Digital and Physical World Combine: The Metaverse and Gamification of Violent Extremism (Perspectives on Terrorism):

Terrorist Platform Migration: The Move to Smaller, Less Regulated Online Spaces (GNET Research):

RAN Y&E meeting Tools for post-lockdown resilience building in youth, online 07-08 March 2023 (EU RAN):


AI moderation is no match for hate speech in Ethiopian languages (Rest of World):

Catching bad content in the age of AI. Why haven’t tech companies improved at content moderation? (MIT Technology Review):

Hate speech in the British press: a theoretical and practical assessment of the case for broader regulation (The University of Edinburgh):

Music and online games new frontiers of jihadist recruitment (Catholic Sabah):

Data act: Council and Parliament strike a deal on fair access to and use of data (Council of the EU):


Hate speech and children’s rights podcast (UNICEF):

Why Europeans should be quick to investigate petty criminals for Islamic terrorism (Quartz):

Youth urged to be vigilant against violent extremism (GNA):

Deradikalisierung im Bereich Islamismus – Der pädagogische Ansatz von Violence Prevention Network (Interventionen):

FACT SHEET: National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism Strategic Implementation Update (The White House):

An approach to automatic classification of hate speech in sports domain on social media (Journal of Big Data, Springer):

Mitchell schools set policy that differentiates hate speech from bullying (Mitchell Republic):

‘Safe digital public square’ never more important, says Türk (United Nations):

Free eBook…
Toward a Criminology of Terrorism (Cambridge University Press):

Analyzing Toxic Discourse on Latin American YouTube Channels (Tech Policy Press):

EU tech watchdogs tell Twitter to beef up its act before new digital law arrives (Radio France Internationale): |

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