Review on Countering Extremism and Hate Speech. July 2023 (I/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 first half of July 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. What Goes On In The Mind Of A Terrorist Woman? (HumAngle):
  2. Reshare… What is the best approach for preventing recruitment to terrorism? Findings from ABM experiments in social and situational prevention (Criminology & public policy):
  3. The Role of NGOs in preventing violent extremism: what Mozambique can learn from Kenya and Nigeria (Conflict, Security & Development):
  4. Violent Extremism in Africa – Anouar Boukhars (Africa Center for Strategic Studies):
  5. Women’s Contribution Crucial to Effective Counter Terrorism (VOA):

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

Empowering Pakistan’s Civil Society to Counter Global Violent Extremism (Brookings):

UAE calls on international community to address root causes of intolerance and extremism during UN Counter-Terrorism Week (News Agency WAM):

GIFCT Tech Trials: Combining Behavioural Signals to Surface Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online (Studies in Conflict and Terrorism):

Falling Through the Cracks: Gender Bias in Online Counter-Terrorism and Prevention (GNET Research):

Civic Peacebuilding on the Rise in the Asia-Pacific (The Asia Foundation):

Crisis and Strategic Communications Training in Indonesia to Support a Whole-of-Society Approach in the Wake of a Terrorist Attack (United Nations):

Football-based prevention of radicalisation: A Theory of Change for football-based prevention of Radicalisation (Journal for Deradicalization):

PAKISTAN. Countering Violent Extremism (Daily Times, Pakistan):

Popular fiction and white extremism: Neo-Nazi ideology and medievalist crime fiction (La Trobe):

Here is what Facebook, Instagram and Threads are doing to counter Voice hate speech and disinformation (The Canberra Times):

‘Qatar committed to strengthening global efforts to fight terror, violent extremism’ (Qatar Tribune):

Violence, radicalisation among youth a major menace to global community – NCCE Builsa (GhanaWeb):

Key dilemmas in the prevention of radicalization and violent extremism (Örebro universitet via DiVA):

Tox Mod Uses AI Voice Tech To Identify Extremism In Online Gaming (Forbes):

Mobilising Extremism in Times of Change: Analysing the UK’s Far-Right Online Content During the Pandemic (European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research):

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

Framing local collaboration among frontline workers in the field of preventing violent extremism (Journal for Deradicalization):

Report: The Threat of Terrorist and Violent Extremist Operated Websites (Tech Against Terrorism):

Al-Jazeera: How Western Balkans cities deal with security challenges (Strong Cities Network):

The “Webification” of Jihadism: Trends in the Use of Online Platforms, Before and After Attacks by Violent Extremists in Nigeria (GNET Research):

EXTREMISM FACT SHEET. Anti-Trans Extremism: The Far Right’s New Strategy to Spread Hate (Human Rights First):

Video… ICCT Annual Conference 2023 (ICCT):

The Role of Self-control and Resilience in Reducing Violent Extremist Attitudes Among Pakistani Young Adults (Psychological Studies):

Policy Paper: The Ethics of Using Formers to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism (Journal for Deradicalization):

Contested meanings and uses of hate speech. Inari Sakki previews her European Congress of Psychology keynote (The British Psychological Society):

Gendering Counter-Terrorism: Kunya and the Silencing of Male Victims of CRSV in Northeastern Nigeria (African Studies Review):

Islamic feminism as an alternative strategy for preventing and countering violent extremism among Muslim women in Kenya (Journal of the British Academy):

RAN YOUNG Platform – Assessing P/CVE Projects: Peer Learning and Exchange, Budapest 03-04 May 2023 (EU RAN):

Our Priority Recommendations for the Department of Homeland Security (GAO.GOV):

Online Hate And Harassment On The Rise—LGBTQ+ Community Among The Most Impacted (Forbes):

Addressing challenges to tolerance and religious diversity in Iraq (Middle East Institute):

Hostility towards democracy, hate speech, sexual harassment: Children exposed to numerous dangers online ( annual report 2022):

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

Video… DS21 – 228 – Enzminger, Grimm – Analyzing Radicalization on the Internet (obscuresecurity via YouTube):

The disregard of mothers’ knowledge and experiences in violent extremism discourse in Kenya (Journal of the British Academy):

Digital Forensic Research Lab (Atlantic Council):

The Resurgence of Terrorism In Pakistan: How to Root Out Terrorism That Has Returned With A Vengeance – Analysis (Eurasia Review):

Weaponised Misogyny. Extremism Under Our Noses (Women without Borders):

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

SOUTHERN AFRICAN SECURITY REVIEW 2023. African perspectives on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (FES):

Toolkit on dealing with conspiracy narratives, July 2023 (EU RAN):

Free eBook… Online platforms as an environment for multidimensional radicalization? The extremist symbolism and rhetoric of the Daesh terrorist organization (Collegium Civitas):

Borderline Content: Understanding the Gray Zone (GIFCT):

Where Big Tech and climate change meet – perspectives on accountability and action (Global Witness):

Uncovering Political Hate Speech During Indian Election Campaign: A New Low-Resource Dataset and Baseline (via Researchgate):

Facebook owner Meta releases first human rights report (Arab News):

Rule By Example: Harnessing Logical Rules for Explainable Hate Speech Detection (ACL Anthology):

Factoring Hate Speech: A New Annotation Framework to Study Hate Speech in Social Media (ACL Anthology):


Can Political Orientation Explain the Social Structure of Online Aggression? Integrating Social Media and Survey Data (Sociological Inquiry):

Voicing the Victims of Narcissistic Partners: A Qualitative Analysis of Responses to Narcissistic Injury and Self-Esteem Regulation (SAGE):

Interview & Video… XCEPT Research Spotlight: Dr Rajan Basra (XCEPT Research):

Transnational radicalisation dynamics and the role of diaspora communities for (de)radicalisation (Social Cohesion Hub):

New UN policy paper launched to counter and address online hate (UN News):

The Regional Face of Extremism: A Case Study of the Northern Netherlands (Journal for Deradicalization):

Gore and violent extremism: How extremist groups exploit ‘gore’ sites to view and share terrorist material (ISD):

Video… Security issues Lecture 3 – Linkages between development and spread of extremism (Edu Gurukul): (YouTube Video) (Google Presentation)

Repatriation of child returnees from Northeast Syria: A child-rights approach to their management, rehabilitation, and reintegration (ICCT):

An In-depth Analysis of Implicit and Subtle Hate Speech Messages (ACL Anthology):

Youth unemployment is the most common driver of vulnerability to violent extremism and radicalisation in Northern Regions of Ghana – New UNDP Ghana Report (United Nations Ghana):

Audio… Society, Sacrifice, and Devotion (Breaking Cycles of Conflict by XCEPT Research): (Spotify) (Apple Podcasts)

Can Hate Speech Ignite Genocide? | When Words Kill (UN Story):

RAN YOUNG Platform – Assessing P/CVE Projects: Peer Learning and Exchange, Budapest 03-04 May 2023 (EU RAN):

A new way of doing training in Africa: The successful example of UNOCT Programme Office for Counter-Terrorism and Training in Africa based in Rabat (United Nations):

The role of information skewness in shaping extremist content: A look at four extremists (Information Research):

Video… Community resilience against violent extremism: Insights from the PREVEX Project (via NUPI):

FBI: Scammers Using Public Photos, Videos for Deepfake Extortion Schemes (PCMAG):

Hate Speech and Atrocity Risks in Central Africa. Lessons from Chad and the Central African Republic (USIP):

Written evidence submitted by The Diana Award (Hacking Hate):

Masculinity and Misogyny in the Digital Age. What social data can tell us about the climate surrounding masculinity constructs and use of misogynistic language (Ditch the Label):


SOUTHERN AFRICAN SECURITY REVIEW 2023. African perspectives on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Maputo Office):

Hate speech on social media: behaviour of Portuguese football fans on Facebook (Soccer & Society):

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Natural Language Inference for Hate Speech Detection in Languages with Limited Labeled Data (ACL Anthology):

Systematic keyword and bias analyses in hate speech detection (Information Processing & Management):

RAN PRISONS – Information exchange between the 4 Ps – police, prosecution, prison and probation – in the prison management and reintegration of VETOs, Online 29-30 March 2023 (EU RAN):

Report tracks nearly 900 incidents of hate speech, slurs in Loudoun Co. schools: ‘It’s really behaviors, not students’ (wtop news):

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

Bias in Hate Speech and Toxicity Detection (ACM Digital Library):

Free eBook… Digitale Hate Speech. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Erkennung, Beschreibung und Regulation (Springer):

Hate speech law won’t progress further until autumn at the earliest (The Journal, Ireland):

Introduction: Exploring societal resilience to online polarization and extremism (firstmonday):

‘Get back to the kitchen, cos u talk s*** on tv’: gendered online abuse and trigger events in sport (European Sport Management Quarterly):

MENA Regional Hub: Operationalising a Whole-of-Society Approach to Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE): Roles and Needs of Iraqi Cities (Strong Cities Network):

Possible risks if EU does not change course of Media Freedom Act (Euractiv):

The Conversation around Islam on Twitter: Topic Modeling and Sentiment Analysis of Tweets about the Muslim Community in Spain since 2015 (MDPI):

SCO Heads of State adopt New Delhi Declaration; call for cooperation to counter radicalization, separatism & terrorism (All India Radio News):

A Whole-School Approach to Address Youth Radicalization (Educational Theory):

Suit against social media companies including Meta, Google says racist Buffalo Tops gunman was radicalized online (NBC News):

Conceptualising the tortuous harms of sexist and racist hate speech (European Law Open):

Twitter Facing Lawsuit Over Antisemetic Hate Speech (Digit News):

The Spanish government points to the danger of extremism in the ecological transition (In Spain News):

Digital Platform Regulators Forum puts generative AI on agenda (eSafetyCommissioner, Australian Government):

Anti-Muslim racism: Against right-wing extremism in our society, at all levels! (DaMigra, Germany):

Uncovered: Online Hate Speech in the Covid Era (Ditch the Label):

Global crises, local retreats – exits from democracy as an act of radicalization (ECPR):

Protecting our (increasingly younger) children from cyberbullying (eSafetyCommissioner):

Video… Lamu Youth Advocate For Clubs To Combat Violent Extremism In Society (Nation, Kenya):

Cyberbullying and Hate Speech. What can social data tell us about cyberbullying and hate speech online? (Ditch the Label):

Handlungsempfehlungen zu Maßnahmen gegen Hass im Netz (Komptenznetzwerk gegen Hass im Netz):

Violent extremism is a threat to human survival – NCCE (BusinessGhana):

in:Game abuse. The extent and nature of online bullying within digital gaming environments (Ditch the Label):

Direct and indirect effects of social dominance orientation on hate speech perpetration via empathy and moral disengagement among adolescents: A multilevel mediation model (Aggressive Behavior, Wiley):

What If Ground Truth Is Subjective? Personalized Deep Neural Hate Speech Detection (Papers with Code):

Countering radicalisation in Europe and beyond. Does the law matter? (via DPCE Online, Italy):

PIRUS: Comparing Violent and Non-Violent Offenders (START, University of Maryland):

Do not join extremists’ groups – NCCE urges youth (Buisiness Ghana):

France: Riots enter digital bill discussions on how to curb hate speech (Euractiv):

RAN study visit on VRWE – The Swedish approach to tackling violent right-wing extremism, Stockholm 06-07 March 2023 (EU RAN):

Playing the Part of the Sharp Bully: Generating Adversarial Examples for Implicit Hate Speech Detection (ACL Anthology):

Audio… Gaming & Extremism: Identity Fusion (The Tech Against Terrorism Podcast):

Fighting extremism in gaming platforms: a set of design principles to develop comprehensive P/CVE strategies (ICCT):

BERTimbau in Action: An Investigation of its Abilities in Sentiment Analysis, Aspect Extraction, Hate Speech Detection, and Irony Detection (The International FLAIRS Conference Proceedings):

UNESCO supports Media and Information Literacy training in Colombia as part of the “Social Media for Peace” project (UNESCO):

Transatlantic Initiative: Responding to Extremist and Hate-Motivated Violence (Strong Cities Network):

Content Moderation Through Removal of Service: Content Delivery Networks and Extremist Websites (GNET Research):

A 10-Step Roadmap for Enhancing City-Led Support for Community-Based Programmes to Address Hate and Extremism (Strong Cities Network):

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

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

RAN study visit on VRWE – The Swedish approach to tackling violent right-wing extremism, Stockholm 06-07 March 2023 (EU RAN):

ESA Regional Hub: Preventing and Responding to Hate- and Extremist-Motivated Violence in South Africa (Strong Cities Network):

Safeguarding AI: Addressing the Risks of Generative Artificial Intelligence (NYU Stern):

New Delhi Declaration adopted at SCO Summit: All you need to know (Hindustan Times):

EXTREMISM FACT SHEET. Recycled Bigotry: Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories Go Mainstream (Human Rights First):

TamTam: The Online Drums of Hate (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism): |

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