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

On the list below, you will find the 150 most popular LinkedIn posts on the topics of counter-extremism and countering hate speech by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, during the second 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. Call for Proposals “Research for the Design of Countering Violent Extremism Evidence based Projects” (via Funds for NGOs):
  2. EU-funded program supports research on violent extremism (The Dipomatic Insight):
  3. Islam has no place for extremism: Muslim World League chief delivers ‘Khutbah’ at Jama Masjid (News Drum, India):
  4. Morocco calls for coherent, viable regional response to counter terrorism & extremism in the Sahel (The North Africa Post):
  5. Beyond Fake News: Meta-Ideological Awareness (MIA) as an Antidote to Conspiracy and Radicalisation (GNET Research):

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

6 Insights Into How Hate & Violent Extremism are Evolving Online (Google Jigsaw via Medium):


Decoding implicit hate speech: The example of antisemitism (SSOAR):

Secondary Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Interventions: A Rapid Review Of The Literature (CREST Research):

Assessing Violence Risk among Far-Right Extremists: A New Role for Natural Language Processing (Terrorism and Political Violence):

Rapport: Scope Creep – An Assessment of 8 Social Media Platforms’ Hate Speech Policies (Justitia Int):

Speech. Counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) 2023 launch (GOV.UK):

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

Free manual… Deradicalization and Rehabilitation of Violent Extremist Offenders in Bangladesh. Publication of the Training Manual (The Sasakawa Peace Foundation):

CASS seminar calls for whole-of-nation approach in countering extremism (The Nation, Pakistan):

Free eBook… Prevention of Extremism through International Cultural Relations. From Art Therapy to Cultural Hubs (Forum for International Cultural Relations): (English and German versions)

UN chief urges reshaping of peacekeeping operations (DW):

From flowers to far-right extremists: A genealogy of ecology in terrorism and extremism studies (Critical Studies on Terrorism):

Spotlight on Games, Gaming and Gamification (EU RAN):

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

The Promise—and Pitfalls—of Researching Extremism Online (RAND):

Cross-Regional Women’s Forum (CONNEKT):

The digital augmentation of extremism: Reviewing and guiding online extremism research from a sociotechnical perspective (Wiley):

Rising Extremism: Challenging Hate Groups and Protecting Children (TheHumanist):

Call for Advocacy Campaigns for civil society organization contributing to peaceful and democratic development in the countries (Algeria, Libya, Tunisia) (EU Neighbors South):

UNESCO and the United Nations publish first guide for African teachers on educating about atrocity crimes (UNESCO):

… Terrorist Attack Survivors’ Personal Experiences with Hate Speech and Threats (Terrorism and Political Violence):

Reshare… Revisiting the Theatre of Terror in CVE (ICCT):

Middle Eastern Balance: Achieving Security, Peace, and Countering Extremism (SSRN):

STRIVE Global II assists local organizations in the design of countering violent extremism programs, research, and provides grants for implementation and monitoring and evaluation (Hedayah):

The Link between Misinformation and Radicalisation (International Centre for Counter-Terrorism):

Book review: Extremism and Counter Extremism Narratives in Pakistan: An Analysis of Narrative Building (South Asia Journal):

Online Radicalisation: A Rapid Review Of The Literature (CREST Research):

Can Religious Peacebuilding Help Fight the Spread of Jihadism in Africa? (ISPI):

MalHate : Hate Speech Detection in Malayalam Regional Language (IEEE):

Online Regulation Series 3.0 (Tech Against Terrorism):

The datafication of hate speech (SSOAR):

Bullied: Exploring the concepts of territorialism and groupthink involvement in workplace bullying (NursingOpen):

Addressing online hate speech (Africa Renewal, UN):

Counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) 2023 (accessible) (UK Home Office):

Women Play Key Role In Counter Extremism (ADF):

A Comparative Perspective on AI Regulation (Lawfare):

Online Hate Speech: An Attempt To Idenitfy And Regulate Challenges Of Online Hate Speech In India (ECB):

Understanding the relationship between radicalisation and the Media in North Macedonia (ELIAMEP):

Educating the Rational Emotions: An Affective Response to Extremism (Educational Theory):

Counter-extremism: How can children access legal support when they have committed no crime? (The Justice Gap):

Free Speech Social Media Doesn’t Exist. Why laws banning hate speech and misinformation are already redundant (Foreign Policy):

Futures for research on hate speech in online social media platforms (SSOAR):

Understanding UK university academic staff attitudes towards recognising and responding to student radicalisation (BERJ):

Online hate and the contentious case of stirring up hatred offences (Oñati Socio-legal Series, Spain):

Terrorism (Protection of Premises) draft Bill – Report Summary (UK Parliament):

“We decide!”: Telekom calls for commitment against hate on the net (Telekom):

RI, France must support women in UN peacekeeping: minister (Antary, Indonesia):

Terrorism suspects: Trial or reintegration? (Business Day, Nigeria):

Deradicalization Efforts In Prisons With Awards At The 2023 BNPT Awards (VOI, Indonesia):

Video… Parents for Peace, Stopping Groups That Recruit: Exploring Hope (On the Brink):

More funding for jobs to prevent threat of radical extremism in Nottingham (NottinghamWorld):

Rising online hate comments, fake news causing real-life harm (Korea JoongAng Daily):

Artificial intelligence must be grounded in human rights, says High Commissioner (OHCHR):

The EU and CT-P/CVE in its external action (CEPS):

Researchers: Hate speech on economics website is traced to Stanford, other top universities (CBS Bay Area):

RAN LOCAL Working Group meeting – The future and position of local P/CVE strategies and approaches, Budapest 08-09 June 2023 (EU RAN):

Tackling violence against women and girls in sport (UNESCO via sportanddev):

Federal regulators launch investigation into ChatGPT creator OpenAI (Scripps News):

Consensus on community guidelines: an experimental study on the legitimacy of content removal in social media (Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, Nature):

Has Côte d’Ivoire found the solution to violent extremism? (ISS):


Research Rooted in Machine Learning Challenges Conventional Thinking About the Pathways to Violent Extremism (National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice):

Combating violent radicalisation through preventive work (Ministry of the Interior, Finland):

The Promise—and Pitfalls—of Researching Extremism Online (Homeland Security News Wire):

The (moral) language of hate (Oxford Academic):

How the pandemic shaped teenagers’ views on violence: exploring the complexities of post-confinement attitudes (Frontiers in Education):

New Analytical Method Reveals Insights into Violent Extremism (Fagen Wasanni Technologies):

Countering Hate Speech: Islamabad Police and FIA Jointly Target Disruptive Social Media Accounts (BNN Network):

Growing concern with youth radicalism, terrorism threat to Singapore remains high: ISD (CNA):

Hateful Usernames in Online Multiplayer Games (ADL):

Legislating to Control Online Hate Speech: A Corpus-Assisted Semantic Analysis of French Parliamentary Debates (International Journal for the Semiotics of Law):

Validation of the multidimensional bystander responses to racist hate speech scale and its association with empathy and moral disengagement among adolescents (Aggressive Behavior):

Online Platforms Become Weapons For Terrorism (The Hills Times, India):

Foreshadowing Terror: Exploring the Time of Online Manifestos Prior to Lone Wolf Attacks (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

Internet For Trust: Towards a Multistakeholder Approach in Regulating Digital Platforms (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford):

On The Feminist Cause Of Media Literacy And Combating Fake News (Feminism in India):

Education, Extremism, and Aversion to Compromise (Educational Theory):

Julia Ebner: ‘We’re at the beginning of the digital Middle Ages. It’s a very dangerous road’ (El Pais):

Hate on the Internet: New contact point helps researchers affected by violence (Teller Report):

Exploring issues of online hate speech against minority religious groups in Bangladesh (Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication):

Lived Experiences Of Contact With Counter-Terrorism Policies And Practices (CREST Research):

Public Mitigation Of Terrorism Risk: A Rapid Review Of The Literature (CREST Research):


Identifying Slurs and Lexical Hate Speech via Light-Weight Dimension Projection in Embedding Space (ACL Anthology):

Global Alliance Against Digital Hate and Extremism Demands Twitter Reinstate Trust and Safety Council (GPAHE):

Can AI-Generated Text be Reliably Detected? (arXiv):

Engage – how to deal with hate speech? (United Nations):

Violent Extremism Is Still Spreading Online. There’s a Way to Stop It (Cyberscoop):

Online Abuse: Literature Review and Policy Context (European Online Grooming Project_):

The thinning delineation between different types of terrorism as distinctions in terror actions blur (AML Intelligence):

Rule By Example: Harnessing Logical Rules for Explainable Hate Speech Detection (Papers with Code):

Understanding extremism in Scotland: research findings (Scottish Government):

Whitepaper Zu Desinformation Und Hate Speech Veröffentlicht (CDR Initiative):

Digital hate speech and othering: The construction of hate speech from Malaysian perspectives (Cogent Arts & Humanities):

2023 Global Education Monitoring Report: Technology in Education (UNESCO):

Teens and Cyberbullying 2022 (Pew Research Center):

Audio… “Going Mainstream”: The Role of the Internet in Mainstreaming Extremist Ideas (Tech Against Terrorism Podcast):

Cyberbullying as a Form of Aggressive Behavior (SHS Web of Conferences):

Video… Vidhya Ramalingam, Moonshot: Exploring Hope (On the Brink):

Audio… The Iraq Invasion and Transnational Jihadism (University of Oxford Podcasts):

White Jihad: How White Supremacists Adopt Jihadi Narratives, Aesthetics, and Tactics (Terrorism and Political Violence):

Prisons launch programme to counter violent extremism (The Star, Kenya):

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

Bullying and victimization in schools: Causal relationship between adolescent disruptive behavior, sleep schedules, and extended school hours (Psychology in the Schools):

CVE policy outline (Dawn, Pakistan):

Utilizing Islamic Ethical Framework to Prevent Radicalization: The New Way Forward (International Research Journal on Islamic Studies):

J7 Global Task Force born in order to address surge in antisemitism internationally (CFCA):

This AI Paper Explores the Potential of Large Language Models (LLMs) for Text Annotation Tasks with a Focus on ChatGPT (Marktechpost):

Hate Speech Detection via Dual Contrastive Learning (Journal of Latex class files):

What should the EU do about violent extremism? (CEPS):

Second Meeting of Maldives-India Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism and De-radicalisation (Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India):

The Most Surprising Online Bullying Statistics in 2023 (Gitnux):

Militant Jihadi Digital Footprint and Repositories of Harmful Content (ACTRI):

The world urgently needs to broaden its approach to counter-extremism (The National, UAE):

Violent Extremism in Western Sahel (Indian Council of World Affairs):

Video… PTV World Coverage | Seminar | Countering Violent Extremism | 18 July 2023 (CASS):

Govt decides to amend National Counter Violent Extremism Policy (ARY News, Pakistan):

Auto Detection of Hate Speech on Social Media Techniques and Challenges (International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research):

Why are female journalists targets for online abuse, and what can be done about it? (The Journal, Ireland):

Promoting interreligious and intercultural dialogue and tolerance in countering hate speech: UK statement at the UN General Assembly (GOV.UK):

IREL at SemEval-2023 Task 11: User Conditioned Modelling for Toxicity Detection in Subjective Tasks (ACL Anthology):

Government agencies tasked with developing and intensifying counter-terrorism efforts to strengthen Sweden’s security (Government Offices of Sweden):

Second Meeting of the Counterterrorism Law Enforcement Forum Focuses on Countering Violent Extremism (U.S. Department of State):

Increasing knowledge about cognitive biases: An evaluation study of a radicalization prevention campaign targeted at European adolescents and young adults (Journal of Children and Media):

Harmful Content Has Surged on Twitter, Keeping Advertisers Away (TIME):

American psychologists: the mere detection of hateful language is not a real solution (Jerusalem Post):

Youth Recruitment Fuels Extremism in Northeast Nigeria (BNN Network):

5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Cyberbullying (allBusiness):

Labour outlines law to ban training AI chatbot to spread terror (BBC News):

We’re at risk of a possible spillover of extremist activities to Ghana — CEO of Ideapath Consult warns (Modern Ghana):

Twitter Claims It’s Combating Hate Speech. But All the Evidence Says Otherwise (them):

Driving Community Change in Violent Environment. The Power of the Pen (Defy Hate Now):

Next Phase in the SGSecure Movement (Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore):

French media authority asks platforms to ramp up fight against hate speech (Euractiv):

“We want to give people back their dignity on the net” (Telekom):

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

No help for victims of abuse in the metaverse, social experiment finds (WIRED):

Free eBook… Justice Adel Maged honoured for combating hate speech and extremism (Ahram Online):

The digital augmentation of extremism: Reviewing and guiding online extremism research from a sociotechnical perspective (Information Systems Journal):

User-Aware Multilingual Abusive Content Detection in Social Media (Information Processing and Management):

The Individual Consequences of Hate Speech: A Comparison of Defamation and… Hate Speech/Group Libel (Phil Archive):

The Digital Services Act and the EU as the Global Regulator of the Internet (SSRN):

Extremists could use AI to plan attacks, Home Office warns (The Guardian): |

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