Free Resources on Countering Extremism and Hate Speech, December 2023 (I/II)

Browse and read from a list of the 165 most popular LinkedIn resources that deal with counter-extremism and countering hate speech, as posted by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, during the first half of December 2023…

The Top 5 posts, as part of this issue:

  1. Free eBook…
    Toward a Criminology of Terrorism (Cambridge University Press):
  2. Misogynistic Pathways to Radicalisation: Recommended Measures for Platforms to Assess and Mitigate Online Gender-Based Violence (ISD):
  3. Artificial Intelligence Act: deal on comprehensive rules for trustworthy AI (European Parliament):
  4. ISIS propaganda seducing ‘new generation of teenagers,’ French domestic intel (Politico):
  5. Free eBook…
    RESISTING RADICALISATION. Understanding Young People’s Journeys through Radicalising Milieus (Berghahn):

Background: since 2017, we have filed more than 12,000 of shares on LinkedIn to a network of – now – more than 6,200 followers and connections – shares of articles and documents about countering extremism, radicalization, and on countering hate. This is one of the bi-weekly reviews of our posts, hosted on the website

Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation in the CT and P/CVE Field (CT Morse):

Investigating the Role of Morality in Lone-Actor Terrorist Motivations and Attack Severity (Terrorism and Political Violence):

Defining Hate Speech (Boston University School of Law):

Social media fuelling record rise in extremism in schools (Inews, UK):

Hate Speech Among the Far-Right in Austria and Germany (CT Insight):

Predicting radicalism after perceived injustice: the role of separatist identity, sacred values, and police violence (OSF Preprints):

A Guide For Cities: Preventing Hate, Extremism & Polarisation (The Strong Cities Network):

EU pledges to step up fight against hate crimes (Reuters):

Trust-building in countering violent extremism programs: a Muslim youth perspective (Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism):

Contextualizing involvement in terrorist violence by considering non-significant findings: Using null results and temporal perspectives to better understand radicalization outcomes (PLOS ONE):


Why women? Women are more likely than men to be the target of sexual and gendered abuse that happens online or uses digital technology (eSafetyCommissioner, Australian Government):

How Do Violent Extremists Persuade People to Join Their Causes? (SPSP):

Department of State & USAID Joint Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism (Department of State & USAID):

Behavioural Insights to Counter-Terrorism (United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism):

Measuring the Potential for Hateful Behaviours: Development and Validation of the Hate Behaviours Scale (HBS) (Terrorism and Political Violence):

Socioeconomic hardships, religiosity, and radicalization: A non-linear exploration (Cogent Social Sciences):

Neurodivergence And Violent Extremism: 18 International Case Studies (CREST Research):

How Nigeria and Niger manage exits from violent extremist groups (ISSAfricaTV via YouTube):

Is There Compelling Evidence To Establish A Link Between White Supremacist Ideology And Acts Of Ideologically-Motivated Extremism? (

RISE Action Guide: Addressing the Collective Trauma of Violent Extremism (USIP):

RAN Plenary – RAN Practitioners Plenary 2023 Practitioners’ voices and perspectives: achievements and challenges, Brussels 13 October 2023 (EU RAN):

UNESCO spreads awareness on school violence and bullying through theatre play (UNESCO):

International Research Conference 2022. Exploring trends and research in countering and preventing extremism & violent extremism (Hedayah):

The Right Fit: How Active Club Propaganda Attracts Women to the Far-Right (GNET Research):

Autism And Extremism: The Questions That Operational Practitioners Should Be Asking (CREST Research):

Scattered Attacks: The Collective Dynamics of Lone-Actor Terrorism (Cambridge University Press):

Lessons From Kenya In Preventing Violent Extremism: A Whole-Of-Society Approach (IJR, South Africa):

Social Media Literacy Among Adolescents and Young Adults: Results From a Cross-Country Validation Study (Social Media + Society):

Can’t Stand the Heat?: Best Practices and Institutional Responsibilities to Safeguard Extremism Researchers (GNET Research):

Building resilience, one community at a time. Strengthening social bonds to prevent violent extremism in Central Asia (UNDP):

Mis- and Disinformation: Extremism in the Digital Age (CTPN):

Legal framework underway to curb radicalisation (CyprusMail):

EU rights watchdog warns of bias in AI-based detection of crime, hate-speech (Reuters):

Transnational cooperation between anti-extremist civil society organisations in Europe (Civil Democracy Protection):

Gender Differentiated Drivers of Violent Extremism in Central Sahel (USAID):

Combining Counter Ideology and Psychological Support in Terrorist Rehabilitation (Kompas, Indonesia):

Correlates of Bullying Behavior Among Children and Adolescents in Physical Education: A Systematic Review (Psychology Research and Behavior Management):

RAN HEALTH Working Group meeting – Psychotic disorders and the implications for P/CVE, 23-24 October 2023 (EU RAN):

New resources deployed to combat online hate (The Saratogian):

Playbook on Positive Intervention Strategies Online (GIFCT):

Handbook on Measuring and Evaluating Incident Response Online (GIFCT):

Socioeconomic hardships, religiosity, and radicalization: A non-linear exploration (Cogent Social Sciences):

Online ‘likes’ for toxic social media posts prompt more − and more hateful − messages (San Francisco Chronicle):

A Multidisciplinary Lens of Bias in Hate Speech (The Open University):

9 The Digital Rage: How Anger is Expressed Online (The Psychology of Social Networking Vol.2, De Gruyter):

Pathways to Meaningful Transparency (GIFCT):

Commission welcomes political agreement on Artificial Intelligence Act (European Commission):

Subjective Isms? On the Danger of Conflating Hate and Offense in Abusive Language Detection (Open Review):

Rahmenbedingungen und Standards für gelingende Onlineprävention (Ligante, BAG RelEx):

Council Conclusions on dealing with individuals released from prison who may represent a potential terrorist threat (Council of the European Union):


Hate speech and hate crime must become crimes under EU law (European Parliament):

Justice Systems in Transition, Issue No. 11, 2023 (JUSTICE TRENDS Magazine, IPS_Innovative Prison Systems):

Mali – Countering Violent Extremism Program Overview (USAID):

Interpretation modeling: Social grounding of sentences by reasoning over their implicit moral judgments (arXiv):


A Systematic Review Of Neurodivergence, Vulnerability, And Risk In The Context Of Violent Extremism (CREST Research):

The Psychology Of Interoperability: A Systematic Review Of Joint Working Between The UK Emergency Services (CREST Research):

Artificial intelligence (European Council):

Principle versus practice: the Institutionalisation of ethics and research on the far right (International Journal of Social Research Methodology):

The Promotion of Hate Speech: From a Media and Journalism Perspective (Journalism Practice):

Teen terrorists: Does Canada have a youth radicalization problem? (Global News, Canada):

The ‘situatedness’ of security in postcolonial spaces: Examining the historical and spatial trajectories of localised practices in Tunisia (Cambridge Review of International Affairs):

Can Psychologists Help Curb Political Radicalization? (Psychology Today):

The payments industry can help stem the flow of online hate and harm (The Paypers):

Terms of reference of the Steering Committee on Anti-discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion (CDADI) (European Commission, Committee of Ministers):

New statistics show increase in Prevent referrals (Counter Terrorism Policing):

EU closer to landmark AI Act after marathon overnight talks (Reuters):

Incivility detection in open source code review and issue discussions (Journal of Systems and Software):

The effects of cyberbullying on primary-stage students (Pastoral Care in Education):

The Dangers of Generative AI and Extremism (Middlebury Institute of International Studies):

Legally Enforceable Hate Speech Detection for Public Forums (ACL Anthology):


Remarks by Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism. High-Level Briefing “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Strengthening Regional Security and Stability: Uzbekistan’s Perspective” (United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism):

Research bricolage on far-right metapolitics: superordinate intersectionality perspectives on digital identities (Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research):

Preventing bullying of students with special educational needs through dialogic gatherings: a case study in elementary education (Nature):

Doctors for the Truth: Echo Chambers of Disinformation, Hate Speech, and Authority Bias on Social Media (Ideas, Repec):

Towards Model-Based Data Acquisition for Subjective Multi-Task NLP Problems (arXiv):

Content-Localization based Neural Machine Translation for Informal Dialectal Arabic: Spanish/French to Levantine/Gulf Arabic (arXiv):


The Woman Question in Online Extremism and P/CVE in Kenya: Toward a New Gendered Approach (GNET Research):

Demographic predictors of disciplinary sanctions among middle school victims of bullying: a quantitative correlation study (Pastoral Care in Education):

Mapping of primary prevention approaches in Central & Eastern EU Member States, November 2023 (EU RAN):

Exploring Amharic Hate Speech Data Collection and Classification Approaches (ACL Anthology):

Practitioner Perspectives On Counterterrorism And Neurodiversity (CREST Research):

A Text-to-Text Model for Multilingual Offensive Language Identification (arXiv):

Gruppendynamiken und -identitäten in Radikalisierungsprozessen: Implikationen für Prävention und Distanzierungsarbeit (KN:IX):

Social media trolls are inspired by ‘likes’ — not hate: study (New York Post):

The threat of far-right extremism in Germany: A matter of child protection (ICCT):

Convivial and informal encounters with de-radicalisation (Sociology Compass):


Extremism and the Extreme Personality (START, University of Maryland):

‘Problematic pockets’: How Discord became a home for extremists (The Washington Post):

Research in the information age and the risks of researcher vicarious trauma (Social Science Information, Loughborough University):

Insights on Developing and Operationalising Whole-of-City Prevention Frameworks (Strong Cities Network):

Linking physical violence to women’s mobility in Chile (EPJ Data Science):

Impact of Hate Speech on Building the Value of Pro-Social Activities. Perspective of Author and Social Media User (Annales Oeconomia, Poland):

Online chat-support for bullying prevention and follow-up: an analysis of the characteristics of chat-users and their experiences (International Journal of Adolescence and Youth):

Voices Against Violence (UN Women e.a.):

A Role for AI in Peacebuilding (USIP):

Guidelines for the Governance of Digital Platforms (UNESCO):

German soccer federation to prosecute perpetrators of online racist abuse (

G7 Interior and Security Ministers’ Communiqué December 10, 2023 in Mito, Ibaraki (The G7 Interior and Security Ministers):

Hunderten Demokratieprojekten droht das Aus zum 1. Januar – tausende Entlassungen sind zu befürchten (Amadeu Antonio Stiftung):

‘A Noble Muslimah Stays Home’: Piety Construction and Gendered Narratives among Young Indonesian Women on Instagram and TikTok (GNET Research):

JOINT COMMUNICATION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL. No place for hate: a Europe united against hatred (High Representative of The Union For Foreign Affairs And Security Policy, European Commission):

Mitigating Biases in Hate Speech Detection from A Causal Perspective (ACl Anthology):

Developing Linguistic Patterns to Mitigate Inherent Human Bias in Offensive Language Detection (arXiv):

Independent report. Radicalisation discourse: Consensus points, evidence base and blind spots (Commission for Countering Extremism via GOV.UK):

Towards Detecting Lexical Change of Hate Speech in Historical Data (ACL Anthology):

How a New York Law Can Help Stop Hate Speech on the Internet (NYSBA):

How counter extremism could improve financial institutions’ counter terrorist financing controls (Ideas, Repec):

Moot discusses ways to combat hate speech (The Express Tribune, Pakistan):

Demographic predictors of disciplinary sanctions among middle school victims of bullying: a quantitative correlation study (Pastoral Care in Education):

Reaching Behind Frontlines: Promoting Exit From Al-shabaab Through Communications Campaigns (CT MORSE):

The Many Contexts of Radicalism, Populism, and Extremism: From the Local to the Transnational (ECPR):

Online gender-based hate speech in South Korea (International Review of Law, Computers & Technology):

“Online hate is a threat to democracy” — Nordic and Baltic experts discuss technology-facilitated gender-based violence at CSW67 (EESTI):

Social media trolls are inspired by ‘likes’ — not hate: study (New York Post):

2023 UNOCT Third Quarterly Briefing to Member States (UNOCT):

From Big to Small Without Losing It All: Text Augmentation with ChatGPT for Efficient Sentiment Analysis (IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops):

Official Statistics. Individuals referred to Prevent (GOV.UK):


Two new publications on social media literacy (Freie Universität Berlin):

Offensive Language Detection on Online Social Networks using Hybrid Deep Learning Architecture (International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications):

Ideological asymmetries in online hostility, intimidation, obscenity, and prejudice (Nature):

Self-censorship among online harassment targets: the role of support at work, harassment characteristics, and the target’s public visibility ( Information, Communication & Society):

Toxic Comment Detection Using Bidirectional Sequence Classifiers (techrXiv):

Kenyan Coalition Pledges Collective Action to Counter Gendered Disinformation and Hate Speech on Digital Platforms (Amwik, Kenya):

Weapon or Tool?: How the Tech Community Can Shape Robust Standards and Norms for AI, Gender, and Peacebuilding (GNET Research):

Exploring the Link between Smartphone Use, Recorded Violence, and Social Sharing in 80 Case Studies in Italy (MDPI):

The Role of Extremist Groups in Fueling Violence in Sudan (Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal):

Independent report. National research environment for the study of extremism in the UK (via GOV.UK):

Online radicalisation of youth : Defence State Minister calls for urgent measures (Newswire, Sri Lanca):

Automated Hate Speech Detection: Navigating the Challenges and Ethical Considerations in Offensive Language Analysis (AI Mind, Medium):

Misogynists online: Making sense of hatred (The Business Standard):

Algorithmic extremism? The securitization of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on radicalism, polarization and political violence (Ideas, Repec):

Online and school bullying roles: are bully-victims more vulnerable in nonsuicidal self-injury and in psychological symptoms than bullies and victims? (BMC Psychiatry):

Multilingual Racial Hate Speech Detection Using Transfer Learning (ACL Anthology):

Trust-building in countering violent extremism programs: a Muslim youth perspective (Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism):

Far-right social media communication in the light of technology affordances: a systematic literature review (Annals of the International Communication Association):

Pool Re 2023 Annual Threat Report (CT Insight):

A Role for AI in Peacebuilding. Peacebuilders should harness technology for uses that range from monitoring cease-fire violations to online hate speech (USIP):

Harmonizing Global Voices: Culturally-Aware Models for Enhanced Content Moderation (arXiv):

Kyrgyz Republic and OSCE join forces to counter terrorism and violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (OSCE):

Extremismus in Verbindung mit Organisierter Kriminalität – Internationale Netzwerke (EXIT-Deutschland via YouTube):

Study Exposes the Alarming Link Between Social Media Likes and Escalating Online Hate (Minds Journal):

Right-wing terror threats to go under the microscope (Australian Associated Press via Canberra Times):

RAN REHABILITATION Working Group Meeting – Mentorship in a rehabilitation setting, Stockholm 25-26 May 2023 (EU RAN):

Content and platform governance in times of crisis: applying international humanitarian, criminal, and human rights law (accessnow):

RAN VoT WG Meeting – Cultural and artistic approaches involving victims/survivors of terrorism, with a commemorative, healing or PVE aim, Vienna 22-23 June 2023 (EU RAN):

Guidance. Channel duty guidance: protecting people susceptible to radicalisation (accessible) (GOV.UK):

Antimuslimischer Einstellungsrassismus als Faktor rechter Radikalisierung (PRIF Blog):

Hate crimes are on the rise—but the narrow legal definition makes it hard to charge and convict, researcher says (

Towards Conceptualization of “Fair Explanation”: Disparate Impacts of anti-Asian Hate Speech Explanations on Content Moderators (Papers with Code):

What’s the best we can expect of media literacy? From protectionism to human rights and flourishing (LSE):

Extending the list of EU crimes to hate speech and hate crime 2023/2068(INI) (European Parliament):

WALK A MILE – IN EUREN SCHUHEN. Ein praxisorientierter Leitfaden zur Kooperation & Fallarbeit im Bereich der Extremismusprävention und Distanzierung (icommit):

The eSafety schools’ hub (eSafetyCommissioner, Australian Government): |

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