Two Weeks in P/CVE: Free Resources on Countering Extremism and Hate, February 2024 (II/II)

Browse and read from a list of the 198 most popular LinkedIn resources dealing with soft counter-extremism and countering hate speech, as posted by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, during the second half of February 2024.

The Top 10 posts, as part of the current issue:

  1. Ending Extremism Through Community Engagement (MOD, Kenya):
  2. A Public Perception Survey on Social Cohesion and Resilience to Violent Extremism (UNDP Thailand):
  3. Holding to account or amplifying extremist hate? A mixed methods analysis of newspaper reporting on far-right crime in Australia (Critical Studies on Terrorism):
  4. Women, intelligence and countering terrorism (CT) in Indonesia: Where are the women? (Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism):
  5. Conspiracy, misinformation, radicalisation: understanding the online pathway to indoctrination and opportunities for intervention (Journal of Sociology):
  6. Ottawa to create regulator to hold online platforms accountable for harmful content: sources (CBC, Canada):
  7. Kenya to host four-day global counterterrorism forum (The Star, Kenya):
  8. Trainers equipped with tools to promote counter-narratives to hate speech (Council of Europe):
  9. The Dark Side of the Digital Age: How to Address Cyberbullying among Adolescents (Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.ahead of print):
  10. OSCE-supported Workshop Advances Monitoring and Evaluation of Kyrgyz Republic’s Counter-Terrorism Programme (OSCE):

Background: since 2017, we have filed more than 13,000 shares on LinkedIn to a network of – now – about 6,500 followers and connections – shares of articles and documents about countering extremism and radicalization, on countering hate, and on the theory of mis-/disinformation. This is one of the reviews of the posts. Each two weeks, the full list of resources, including direct links, ordered according to content performance, features on the website |

Audio… How to combat political extremism (Penn State McCourtney Institute for Democracy):

Of Heroes and Mothers: Locating Gender in Ideological Narratives of Salafi-Jihadist and Extreme Right Propaganda (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

Audio… Ardian Shajkovci: Terrorism in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Orion Talks):

An Exploration of How Children Can Be Proactive for Their Own Digital Privacy and Security in the Perspective of North-Eastern Bangladesh (International Conference on Human-Centric Smart Computing):

Long-awaited online harms bill proposes higher sentences for spreading hate online (CBC, Canada):

Politicization of Hate and Weaponization of Twitter/X in a Polarized Digital Space in Nigeria (Journal of Asian and African Studies):

Artificially disinformed and radicalised: How AI produced disinformation could encourage radicalisation (Assessment and Development Matters):

New research warns that many schools and parents are unprepared for the AI revolution (Internet Matters):

New body to investigate complaints about Prevent counter-terror scheme (The National UK, UAE):

Small-scale expert meeting – Management of women violent extremist and terrorist offenders in prison, Rome 9 November 2023 (EU RAN):

Audio… 19. Twilight Zone Politics with Nina Jankowicz (The Glitterpill Podcast):

Distinct patterns of incidental exposure to and active selection of radicalizing information indicate varying levels of support for violent extremism (PLoS One):

Unlocking the Secrets of Social Bots: Research Sheds Light on AI’s Role in Spreading Disinformation (Queen Mary University of London):

The future of counterterrorism: Evolving online tools and tactics (Observer Research Foundation):

After a study on hate on the Internet, Faeser and Paus want chat rooms especially for children and young people (

Disconcerted Public (Bertelsmann-Stiftung):

Critical Thinking to Prevent Extremism in the Education Sector (Ceylon Today, Sri Lanka):

Terrorism Prevention (UNODC Country Office Nigeria):

Video… Tackling Extremism and Disinformation with Generative AI: Insights from Oxford Summit (Toolify AI):

Hate speech inciting violence now potentially illegal under EU law, regulator says (The Irish Times):

Free Online Course… PREVENTing Radicalisation and Extremism (VinciWorks, UK):

Citizens’ voice can help to prevent terrorism-fundamentalism: Mostafizur Rahman (BSS News, Bangladesh):

UNICRI Workshop on Gender-Responsive Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) in Mauritania (UNICRI):

Mitigating Cyberbullying among Teens: The Crucial Role of Moral Education in School Curricula (IAA Journal of Education):

CTED joins side event on national CVE/PVE action planning (United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate):

Development solutions at the center of preventing extremism UNDP Kyrgyzstan’s Integrated Development Approach (UNDP):

Digital Dynamics of Radicalization Tracing Far-Right Extremism in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Southeast Europe (Atlantic Initiative):

UNESCO Supports the DAMAI Coalition in Indonesia to Strengthen the Countering and Resilience against Harmful Content during the 2024 Elections (UNESCO):

Meta to set up team to counter disinformation, AI abuse in EU elections (Reuters):

Misinformation and disinformation: A threat to democracy in Bangladesh (The Daily Star, Bangladesh):

Investigating the Psychological Impact of Cyber-Sexual Harassment (Journal of Interpersonal Violence):

The Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN): EU Operational Counterterrorism (Strategic Assessment):

Video… Collaborative Journalism as a Means to Counter Misinformation and Build Trusted Communities (Holland Museum):

Audio… How to discourage extremism and harmful activities on social media platforms (The TechTank Podcast, Brookings):

Canada’s long-awaited online harms bill is coming. Here’s what we know (CTV News, Canada):

D2.1: Mapping Report on needs and barriers for compliance. Understanding small and micro HSPs’ needs and awareness in relation to implementing the TCO Regulation requirements (FRISCO):

Video, audio… hashtag#ExploringExtremism podcast series – episode 4 (UNDP Oslo Governance Centre):

RAN VoT WG Meeting – Younger generations, older tragedies: how can commemoration involving youth support PVE?, Madrid 26-27 September 2023 (EU RAN):

Online hate speech victimization: consequences for victims’ feelings of insecurity (Crime Science):

How people get sucked into misinformation rabbit holes – and how to get them out (Stuff, South Africa):

Update on Campbell’s Countering Violent Extremism programme(Campbell Collaboration, Wiley):

Visualisation report of emerging extremist narratives across Europe (OppAttune via Diva-Portal):

Online course (in German)… VIVA – Verschwörungsdenken individuell verstehen und auffangen (Violence Prevention Network):

UN women’s rights committee publishes findings on Central African Republic, Djibouti, Greece, Italy, Niger, Oman, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan (CEDAW via United Nations OHCHR):

Children’s bullying victimization and the acculturative stress of immigrant mothers in Korea: Exploring heterogeneity by mother’s country of origin(APA PsycNet):

The ecology of online hate speech: Mapping expert perspectives on the drivers for online hate perpetration with the Delphi method (Aggressive Behavior):

Align before Attend: Aligning Visual and Textual Features for Multimodal Hateful Content Detection (ArXiv):

Canada introduces sweeping new online safety rules (BBC News):

New Standards and Compliance Unit launched – An update by Robin Simcox (Commission for Countering Extremism, GOV.UK):

Violence in Schools: Prevalence, Impact, and Interventions (Center for Global Development):

From content to harm: how harmful information contributes to civilian harm (International Committee of the Red Cross):

Cyberbullying: What is it and how to stop it. What teens want to know about cyberbullying (UNICEF):

Setting the misinformation agenda: Modeling COVID-19 narratives in Twitter communities (New Media & Society):

Hate Speech Laws (Leger, Canada):

Serious doubts raised over WhatsApp’s misinformation strategy – new report (Loughborough University):

Video… CSO Center Security Insights: Extremism (ASIS International):

‘Online Hate Speech in Inda: Legal Reforms and Social Impact on Social Media Platforms’ (SSRN):

Video… Hate Speech and Fake News (Bangalore International Centre):

Exploring a pathway to radicalization: The effects of social exclusion and rejection sensitivity (Group Processes & Intergroup Relations):

Cumulative ecological risk and cyberbullying among college students: a chain mediation model (Frontiers in Psychology):

The European Union expands digital crackdown on toxic content, dodgy goods to all online platforms (AP via Yahoo! Finance):

Audio… Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right by Cynthia Miller-Idriss. Audiobook preview (Google Play Books):

Violence against women active in politics in the EU. A serious obstacle to political participation (European Parliament):

Audio… 10/3 podcast: New Liberal ‘online harms’ bill to make online hate punishable by law (Edmonton Journal, Canada):

Addressing the Threat of Terrorism and Violent Extremism in East Africa through Collaborative Action (GCTF):

Media Habits and Misinformation Susceptibility of Adults Aged 55 Years and Older (RAND):

Conspiracy, misinformation, radicalisation: understanding the online pathway to indoctrination and opportunities for intervention (Journal of Sociology):

UNOCT CT TECH initiative brings tailored capacity-building support to Kenya (United Nations UNOCT):

How to get involved in peacebuilding (American Psychological Association):

Räumliche Konstellationen, Radikalisierungspotenziale und raumbezogene Radikalisierungsprävention (KN-IX, Germany):

Content Moderation with Opaque Policies (Scholars at Harvard):

This group is linked to a third of online hate crimes in Canada, new report finds (Toronto Star):

Graph neural networks based framework to analyze social media platforms for malicious user detection (Applied Soft Computing):

What does safe and responsible AI really mean? (Gilbert + Tobin):

Germany Should Address Male Supremacist Extremism (Counter Extremism Project):

A strategic communications approach to tackling current, emerging and new violent extremist threats in Europe (ICCT):

NCCE holds sensitization on violent extremism at Nakori Technical Institute (Modern Ghana):

Young European Ambassadors sending a loud and clear message from Budapest: Say NO to hatred! (Council of Europe):

Bystanders’ collective responses set the norm against hate speech (Humanities and Social Sciences Communications):

Horizon Scanning: The Future of Counterspeech and Positive Interventions (GIFCT Staff Insight):

Dealing with conspiracy narratives in the close social environment. A practical handbook to help the helpers, December 2023 (EU RAN):

Visualisation report of emerging extremist narratives across Europe (Malmö University Publications):

Exclusive: Extremism is US voters’ greatest worry, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds (Reuters):

How people get sucked into misinformation rabbit holes – and how to get them out (arXiv):

Is AI a force for good? (United Nations OHCHR):

Audio… Understanding The Complex World Of Self-Radicalization (LA ist, USA):

Beyond firewalls: Boost digital literacy to protect online privacy (Education Times, India):

Filtering offensive language from multilingual social media contents: A deep learning approach (Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence):

National League of Cities and Strong Cities Network Join Forces to Tackle Rising Hate, Racism and Polarization (NLC):

Online hate and aggression among young people in Canada (Statistics Canada):

Over 300 Detainees Benefit from Morocco’s Counter-Terrorism Rehabilitation Program (Morocco World News):

Report From The Commission To The European Parliament And the Council on the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2021/784 on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online (European Commission):

Setting the misinformation agenda: Modeling COVID-19 narratives in Twitter communities (New Media & Society):

A is for Apple, B is for Bullet: The Gamification of (Violent) Extremism (University of Sussex):

Digital vulnerabilities and online harassment of academics, consequences, and coping strategies. An exploratory analysis Digital vulnerabilities and online harassment of academics, consequences, and coping strategies. An exploratory analysis (University of Stavanger, Norway):

RAN Study visit on Dealing with disruptive and escalating violent ‘borderline’ protest in the realm of the police P/CVE role, 28 September 2023 (EUR RAN):

Audio… How has the Online Dissemination of Jihadist Propaganda Evolved? (Tech Against Terrorism):

UNESCO welcomes the winners of Media and Information Literacy Hackathon in Indonesia “Pathway to Peaceful Polls” (UNESCO):

Audio… „Filterbubble oder Hate Speech: was radikalisiert mehr?“ – KIT Forschungen untersuchen die demokratiegefährdenden Wirkungen von Social Media – Campus-Report am 27.02.2024 (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie):

ID-XCB: Data-independent Debiasing for Fair and Accurate Transformer-based Cyberbullying Detection (arXiv):

Cybervictim vs. cyberaggressor. profile determination and comparison through artificial neural networks (Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies):

Video… Session 13: The Role of Universities in the Age of Disinformation/ Misinformation (Jindal Global University, India):

“Extremely concerned”: UN official warns Silicon Valley execs of AI dangers (Axios):

SimpleSafetyTests: a Test Suite for Identifying Critical Safety Risks in Large Language Models (arXiv):

Comparing the willingness to share for human-generated vs. AI-generated fake news (arXiv):

IICBA Interview with Mary Kangethe, Director, Education Programme, Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (UNESCO IICBA):

An educational response to the “Prevent duty” in England and Wales (Critical Studies on Terrorism):

SoMeLVLM: A Large Vision Language Model for Social Media Processing (arXiv):

New research shows how attention lapses are exploited by fake news sites (University of St Andrews via Phys.Org):

Australia: Review of the Online Safety Act and related reforms on online harms (Baker McKenzie & Lexology):

Cyberspace Outlaws – Coding the Online World (International Journal for the Semiotics of Law):

The Online Harms bill will not chill free speech (Toronto Star):

What We Heard report: Indigenous Online Safety (Government of Canada):

Can Large Language Models Detect Misinformation in Scientific News Reporting? (arXiv):

Audio… The Supreme Court to hear a case that could help define the future of the internet (NPR 88.9 WEKU, USA):

DSA – What are the benefits of Europe’s digital basic law against hate and disinformation? (Telekom, Germany):

It’s time to fight against discrimination and hate speech (EU NeighboursEast):

Video… Radicalisation and Violent Extremism: Drivers, Trends, Solutions (Calleva Centre Seminar) (Magdalen College, Oxford):

Stalking oder Verleumdung: Mit einem Bein im Gefängnis (Schwäbische Post, Germany):

Counterspeech: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Countering Dangerous Speech – 5 questions to Stefanie Ullmann (CRASSH):

Publicity’s Misinformation Problem (Res Publica):

Episode #13 -“Cyberbullying: Shedding Light on Digital Harassment” with Prof. James O’Higgins Norman (Education Shatter):

Online harms bill coming next week, PM says; promises focus on kids, not censorship (Toronto Star, Canada):

Video… Malevolent Use of AI (NCITE Insights):

Moldovan Police supported in combating discrimination and hate motivated offenses (Council of Europe):

Online safety regulator will stand up to big tech firms, leadership tells Oireachtas committee (The Irish Times):

An Exploratory Analysis of COVID Bot vs Human Disinformation Dissemination stemming from the Disinformation Dozen on Telegram (arXiv):

“Multilate”: A Synthetic Dataset for Multimodal Hate Speech Detection

A Co-Created Tool to Help Counter Health Misinformation for Spanish-Speaking Communities in the San Francisco Bay Area (MDPI):

This year’s EU Internet Forum takes on the challenges posed by generative AI (European Commission):

The Liberals are set to unveil an online harms bill today. Here’s what you need to know (CBC, Canada):

When Opposition Is Extremism: The Dangers of Over-Securitisation and Online Vigilantism (ICCT):

New data shows rise in hate incidents reported to police (1news, NZ):

RAN POL online meeting – Online guided tour for police officers on right-wing extremism and accelerationism: how can the police be prepared online and offline?, 26-30 June 2023 (EU RAN):

Communication minister calls for concerted efforts against hate speech (The Guardian Post, Cameroon):

Combining multiple pre-trained models for hate speech detection in Bengali, Marathi, and Hindi (Multimedia Tools and Applications):

Deradicalization of Terrorism Based on a Progressive Legal Approach (Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, Atlantis Press):

CyberBullying – what you need to know (CyberSafeTT):

RAN POL online meeting – Online guided tour for police officers on right-wing extremism and accelerationism: how can the police be prepared online and offline?, 26-30 June 2023 (EU RAN):

Video… What is dangerous speech? (Dangerous Speech Project):

Decisive action to combat right-wing extremism – utilising the tools of a resilient democracy. Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser presents new catalogue of measures to fight right-wing-extremism (Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community, Germany):

Deepfakes and Elections: The Risk to Women’s Political Participation (

The Significance of Harm Reduction in Enhancing Global Health Security (Medriva):

Evaluation of Research and Innovation Funding. ZEW and Stifterverband Build New Database to Analyse Public Funding Measures (ZEW, Germany):

Audio; transcript… How to Counter Disinformation Based on Science (

Beyond Hate Speech: NLP’s Challenges and Opportunities in Uncovering
Dehumanizing Language (arXiv):

Temporal relation between pubertal development and peer victimization in a prospective sample of US adolescents (Aggressive Behavior, Wiley):

Five things to know about Canada’s proposed law to guard against online harms (The Gazette, Canada):

(Dis)information wars (Brookings):

Deepfake Detection and the Impact of Limited Computing Capabilities (arXiv):

How people get sucked into misinformation rabbit holes (Dhaka Tribune, Bangladesh):

  1. Emotions in Violent Extremism (Handbook of the Psychology of Violent Extremism):

Policy Issues in Countering Deepfakes (SSRN):

The ins and outs of misinformation rabbit holes (UTS, Australia):

Sticks and Stones: Cyberbullying Victimization, Instigation and Associated Health among Online College Students (Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science):

Modularized Networks for Few-shot Hateful Meme Detection (arXiv):

Vernacular Security, Radicalisation, and Counter-radicalisation (British International Studies Association):

Safeguarding Tomorrow: The Impact of AI on Media and Information Industries (Digital Scholarship Blog, British Library Board):

The US is drafting new laws to protect against AI-generated deepfakes (World Economic Forum):

Independent Review of Prevent: One year on progress report (accessible) (UK Home Office):

23rd Coordinating Committee Meeting: Focus on Africa and Holistic Approaches to Counterterrorism (GCTF):

Female radicalisation in Bangladesh: an investigation of its scope, extent and key motivations behind (Critical Studies on Terrorism):

An Exploratory Analysis of COVID Bot vs Human Disinformation Dissemination stemming from the Disinformation Dozen on Telegram (arXiv):

Online Harms Act (Bill C-63): the government’s proposal to make the internet a safer place (

In German… What to do about cyberbullying – poster for people with disabilities (klicksafe, Germany):

Vast majority views disinformation as a threat to democracy and social cohesion (BertelsmannStiftung):

2024 Global Risk Report: AI Misinformation, Civil Unrest & WEF Insights (Glarity):

Are patriarchal values the same as family values? (UNDP):

Video… Generative AI, Free Speech, & Public Discourse (Knight First Amendment Institute):

Seeking Reliable Election Information? Don’t Trust AI (The AI Democracy Projects):

Internet Matters’ response to Ofcom’s approach to protecting users from illegal harms online (Internet Matters):

Video… Webinar: Workplace bullying and harassment claims and reasonable management action (WorkCover Queensland):

Press Release: 23rd Global Counterterrorism Forum Coordinating Committee Meeting Hosted by New Member Kenya (GCTF):

The Impact of AI: Privacy, Misinformation, and Ethics (Toolify):

Convivial and informal encounters with de-radicalisation (Glasgow Caledonian University):

Exploring the Impact of AI on Privacy, Misinformation, and Education (Toolify):

Unveiling the Destructive Power of Gossip: Toxic Manipulation and Cyberbullying (Toolify):

Misinformation and Mental Health (HealthLinks Online):

Generative AI in education. Research into children’s and parents’ views of artificial intelligence (Internet Matters):

Deep Learning Approach for Classifying the Aggressive Comments on Social Media: Machine Translated Data Vs Real Life Data (arXiv):

Child Psychiatry’s Role in Curbing Teen Radicalisation (MedScape UK):

Essential links… Report illegal content on the Internet (EUROPOL):

Multimodal computation or interpretation? Automatic vs. critical understanding of text-image relations in racist memes in English (Discourse, Context & Media):

Beyond Hate Speech: NLP’s Challenges and Opportunities in Uncovering Dehumanizing Language (arXiv):

Beyond ‘Lulz’ and ‘Keyboard warriors’: exploring the relationship between trolling and radicalization (Information, Communication & Society):

Eyes of the beholders: Multi-method relationships between internalizing and externalizing symptom dimensions and aggression risk (Aggressive Behavior):

Talking About Digital Responsibility: Children’s and Young People’s Voices (Palgrave Macmillan):

Cyberbullying victimization and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms among college students: mediating role of negative coping and moderating role of perceived control (Current Psychology):

Audio… Understanding Hate Speech in the Digital Era with Caitlin Carlson (Hate Speech around the world):

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