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

Browse and read from a list of the 195 most popular LinkedIn resources dealing with soft counter-extremism and countering hate speech, as posted by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, during the first half of March 2024.

The Top 5 posts, as part of the current issue…

  1. Countering violent extremism through peace education (The News International):
  2. Intersectionality and rehabilitation: how gendered, racial and religious assumptions structure the rehabilitation and reintegration of women returnees (Critical Studies on Terrorism):
  3. The Radicalisation Spectrum: How an Individual’s Susceptibility to Influence – Not Ideology – Incubates Radicalisation Towards Non-violent and Violent Extremism (National Security Journal 6):
  4. Video, article…
    Management of Radicalized Women in Prisons (LEICA):
  5. Conference on countering violent extremism ends (The News International):

Background: since 2017, we have filed more than 13,000 shares on LinkedIn to a network of – now – about 6,500 followers and connections – with links to 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, made up of direct links – ordered according to content performance – features in full on the website |

New definition of extremism (2024) (GOV.UK):

Learning Initiative Against Disinformation (DW)…

Strategische Funktion eines „feministischen“ Jihadismus (Journal Exit):

Disinformation: People aren’t as gullible as we think (DW):

UNDP Supports Counter Violent Extremism Prevention (Daily Guide Network, Ghana):

Strengthening Women’s Role in Counter-Terrorism (UNODC Country Office Nigeria):

How accurate are online hate speech detection tools? (Ofcom, UK): (News Release) (Study)

European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism: 20 years since the Madrid attacks (European Commission):

How AI-generated disinformation might impact this year’s elections and how journalists should report on it (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford):

Combating Deepfakes and Disinformation in 2024. The biggest election year in history (NCC Group):

An Indonesian way of P/CVE and interpreting the whole-of-society approach: lessons from civil society organisations (Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism):

How to Identify and Investigate AI Audio Deepfakes, a Major 2024 Election Threat (Global Investigative Journalism Network):

What Lessons Did Canada Learn Before Creating Its Online Harms Bill? (Tech Policy Press):

Social media algorithms amplify misogynistic content to teens (University of Kent):

Violent Extremism Prevention Training Kicks Off (Kenya News Agency):

The Rise of Hate Speech Around the World (SSRN & University of San Francisco School of Law):

The Role and Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Extremist Fuelled Election Misinformation in Africa (GNET Research):

Disinformation: Are we really overestimating ourselves? (Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Germany):

Report: Freedom of Expression in Generative AI – A Snapshot of Content Policies (The Future of Free Speech):

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

Revealed: legal fears over Michael Gove’s new definition of ‘extremism’ (The Guardian):

Challenging systematic prejudices: an investigation into bias against women and girls in large language models (UNESCO):

Protecting Confidentiality in the Digital Ecosystem of Humanitarian Aid (Voices in Bioethics):

BBC News marks content ‘verified’ to counter disinformation (Computing, UK):

Management of Radicalized Women in Prisons 26 February-01 March 2024 (Delegation of the European Union to Turkmenistan):

World’s first major act to regulate AI passed by European lawmakers (CNBC):

Mayor announces new £875,000 funding boost to empower communities to tackle hate, intolerance and extremism (Mayor of London):

Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news: lessons from an interdisciplinary, systematic literature review (Annals of the International Communication Association):

Illegal content on online platforms (European Commission):

Exploring Far-Right Community Building through Netnography (VOX Pol):

Social anxiety moderates the association between adolescent irritability and bully perpetration (Cambridge University Press):

Commission Statement on the European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism (European Commission):

Security, Muslim leaders partnerto fight violent extremism and terrorism (New Vision, Uganda):

Public Consultation on Doxxing and Privacy Reforms (Attorney-General’s Department, Australian Government):

In a male-dominated world, women prison officers make a difference (UNODC):

AI Act (European Commission):

What is the new definition of extremism? (The Week, UK):

German police raid people suspected of posting misogynistic hate speech online (Associated Press via ABC News):

Cyberbullying of university faculty: An examination of prevalence, coping, gender, and personality factors (Computers in Human Behavior):

The Role of Advertisers and Platforms in Monetizing Misinformation: Descriptive and Experimental Evidence (IDEAS):

Extremism Definition and Community Engagement (Hansard, UK Parliament):

Hate Speech Detection Using NLP and Machine Learning (IJRASET):

Prevent duty training: Learn how to support people susceptible to radicalisation (Prevent duty training, GOV.UK):

Countering Extremism in Pakistani Youth: Effective Strategies for Reform (SSRN):

How Women Are Exposed to Conflict (ACLED):

Generative AI And Disinformation: Advances, Challenges And Opportunities (Fundazione Bruno Kessler): (Press Release) (White Paper)

A Strategic Communications Approach to Tackling Current, Emerging and New Violent Extremist Threats in Europe (ICCT):

Bengalisent140 – A Bengali Hate Speech Fusion Dataset (IEEE):

Engagement with Radical Propaganda drives Cognitive Radicalization: An Analysis of a Right-Wing Online Ecosystem (Journal of Strategic Security):

Hate Speech against Journalists – North Macedonia (Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom – Greece):

Leveraging Weakly Annotated Data for Hate Speech Detection in Code-Mixed Hinglish: A Feasibility-Driven Transfer Learning Approach with Large Language Models (arXiv):

Understanding the role of unconscious bias in conflict dynamics (ICSR & XCEPT):

Algorithmic Displacement of Social Trust (SSRN):

Federal government announces investment to research institution countering violent extremism (Canadian Lawyer):

Counterspeakers’ Perspectives: Unveiling Barriers and AI Needs in the Fight against Online Hate (arXiv):

UN calls for united action to combat rising Islamophobia (Premium Times):

Combating Online Extremism in the Global South: Lessons from COVID-19 Misinformation Flows (GNET Research):

Conference on Countering Violent Extremism Concludes in Islamabad (Daily Parliament Times, Pakistan):

The Global Risks Report 2024. 19th Edition (World Economic Forum):

Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition brings together 41 Countries Facing Extremism (Asharq Al-Awsat):

Govt, civil society warned of growing child online harassment cases (Dawn, Pakistan):

What means civic education in a digitalized world? (Frontiers in Psychology):

Hate Speech-Forschung: „BoTox“ soll strafrechtlich relevante Hasskommentare im Netz automatisiert erkennen und melden (Hochschule Darmstadt):

Challenges in Regulating Online Hate-Speech Within the Norwegian Context (International Symposium on AI, Data and Digitalization):

IPI Online Workshops: Defending against Online Harassment and Disinformation Campaigns for Journalists and News Outlets (International Press Institute):

Jacindamania: $3.2m raised for NZ documentary on extremism and online hate (RNZ, New Zealand):

Evaluating an integrated promotion and prevention bystander approach: Early evidence of intervention benefits and moderators (National Library of Medicine):

Video, text…
Law Enforcement Cooperation with Civil Society in preventing radicalization: Engaging Women and Protecting Children (LEICA):

A two-stage framework for Arabic social media text misinformation detection combining data augmentation and AraBERT (Social Network Analysis and Mining):

Tracing Online Misogyny (Gegen Hass im Netz, Das Nettz, Textgain):

India reverses AI stance, requires government approval for model launches (TechCrunch):

Press Freedom in Europe: Time to Turn the Tide (Safety of Journalists Platform & Council of Europe):

Can we spot fake public comments generated by ChatGPT(-3.5, -4)?: Japanese stylometric analysis expose emulation created by one-shot learning (National Library of Medicine & PLoS One):

Launch of a Series of Policy Dialogues on Gender Based Violence and Maltreatment of Young People (UNESCO):

AI can be easily used to make fake election photos – report (BBC News):

Why Do We Need to Discuss So-called “Information Integrity”? (Tech Policy Press):

Conspiracy theory beliefs in the adolescent population: A systematic review (Journal of Adolescence):

New extremism definition unveiled by government (BBC):

Facts not Fakes: Tackling Disinformation, Strengthening Information Integrity (OECD): (Landing page) (Press Release) (Chapters)

Technology: legislators fight disinformation as major elections approach (International Bar Association):

Evaluation of Media Platforms on Violent Extremism, Conflict Terrorism in Nigeria (World Scientific News):

Two decades after the Madrid train bombings, violent extremism is far from over (Euronews):

Real Person or Deepfake? Can You Tell? (Neuroscience News):

Artificial Intelligence Act: MEPs adopt landmark law (European Parliament):

International Women’s Day (UN WOMEN):

Compassion behind the keyboard: How a CS researcher is using AI and community feedback to tackle harmful social media content (Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto):

Mitigating The Spread of Radical Ideas Through Counter-Radicalization Based on Local Wisdom (Audito Comparative Law Journal, Indonesia):

Subjective Isms? On the Danger of Conflating Hate and Offence in Abusive Language Detection (arXiv):

Egypt’s Al-Azhar, Coptic Church Call for Confronting Extremism (Asharq Al-Awsat):

Hate Speech Legislation (RTE Radio 1, Ireland):

History in the Age of Disinformation (Körber-Stiftung):

Older adults’ safety and security online: A post-pandemic exploration of attitudes and behaviors (arXiv):

BlISS – (Hate Speech Detection in Sinhala-English Code-Mixed Language Deep Learning Approach) (Informatics Institute of Technology):

Spotting tech-driven disinformation isn’t getting easier (Marketplace Tech):

Can AI mediate conflict better than humans? (AlJazeera):

The Council of Europe’s Convention on AI: No free ride for tech companies and security authorities! (Algorithm Watch):

University of North Carolina System Banning Apps Over Cyberbullying (Inside Higher Ed):

Mushrooming Misinformation: Generative AI Poses Deadly Threat (Public Citizen):

Canada. Online Harms Act (Bill C-63): The Government’s Proposal To Make The Internet A Safer Place (Mondaq, USA):

Info Matters Season 3, Ep 2 – Trust and truth: Navigating the age of misinformation (Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario):

Online Safety Act | Consultation | Executive Summary (Oxford Disinformation & Extremism Lab):

Kenyan Coalition publishes recommendations on the proposed UN Code of Conduct on Information Integrity on Digital Platforms (UNESCO):

Regulation (EU) 2021/784 on Addressing the Dissemination of Terrorist Content Online…

Strengthening the socio-economic resilience of women and young people to prevent violent extremism (CSW68 Side Event) (United Nations):

10 Strategies To Deal With Hate Comments On Social Media (The Ghana Report):

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental Health Outcomes (JAMA Psychiatry):

Germany aims to confront extremism in Sahel region (DW):

Misinformation and harmful language are interconnected, rather than 2 distinct, challenges (via Silverchair):

Türk calls for measures to address religious hatred (OHCHR):

Women Peacebuilders Continue To Navigate Gendered Challenges (Diplomatic Courier):

10 Strategies to Deal With Hate Comments on Social Media. Influencers and mental health experts discuss ways to cope with online hate (Psychology Today):

OSCE and ICCT hold expert seminar on artificial intelligence, preventing and countering violent extremism to discuss challenges and opportunities (OSCE):

Europe: Safeguarding women journalists in the digital age (Article19):

The mnemonic effect of central and peripheral misinformation on social media (Memory):

The Feds Are Coming For “Extremist” Gamers (The Intercept):

The law and economics of the data economy: introduction to the special issue (European Journal of Law and Economics):

Can we spot fake public comments generated by ChatGPT(-3.5, -4)?: Japanese stylometric analysis expose emulation created by one-shot learning (National Library of Medicine & PLoS One):

Violence-Inducing Behavior Prevention in Social-Cyber Space (AI, Data, and Digitalization book chapter, Springer):

The life of children in families affiliated with terrorism: an ecological systems theory approach (Critical Studies on Terrorism):

Editorial: Understanding malicious behaviors on digital platforms (Frontiers in Psychology):

The use of modern technology in crime (Verdict, UK):

Bullying and harassment (CIPD):

Problematic situations related to social media use and competencies to prevent them: results of a Delphi study (Scientific Reports):

Agency reviews strategies for countering violent extremism (The Star, Kenya):

Fine-tuning Pre-trained Language Models to Detect In-game Trash Talks (International Journal For Multidisciplinary Research):

Association between Workplace Bullying, Job Stress, and Professional Quality of Life in Nurses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (Healthcare):

Anti-bullying program focused on bystanders helps the students who need it the most (UCLA):

Digital Rehabilitation in Prisons – March 2024 (UNICRI):

A Survey of AI-generated Text Forensic Systems: Detection, Attribution, and Characterization (arXiv):

Preventing and combatting violence and harassment in the maritime sector (International Maritime Organization):

CTED facilitates Tunis workshop on countering terrorism and violent extremism (United Nations CTED):

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (OSCE):

Unveiling AI’s Newsroom Role: Efficiency Boosts and Misinformation Hazards (ENJOI):

People trust themselves more than they trust the news. They shouldn’t (Columbia Journalism Review):

Confronting bullying in the digital age: Role of Extended Reality (Education and Information Technologies):

The life of children in families affiliated with terrorism: an ecological systems theory approach (Critical Studies on Terrorism):

Disinformation is a threat to our trust ecosystem. Experts explain how to curb it (World Economic Forum):

Australia: Review of the Online Safety Act and related reforms on online harms (Global Compliance News, Baker McKenzie):

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AI, Data, and Digitalization (Springer Link):

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

New European law aims to protect media outlets against disinformation (The Conversation):

Government strengthens approach to counter extremism (GOV.UK):

Former home secretaries call for political consensus on tackling extremism (PA Media via yahoo! news):

AI likely to increase energy use and accelerate climate misinformation – report (The Guardian, UK):

The Next Paradigm-shattering Threat? Right-sizing The Potential Impacts Of Generative Ai On Terrorism (Middle East Institute):

Building resilience in mental health practitioners: Caring for our caregivers (EU RAN):

Let’s not make the same mistakes with AI that we made with social media (MIT Technology Review):

Media literacy standards and best practices draft checklist (European Digital Media Observatory):

Evaluating an integrated promotion and prevention bystander approach: Early evidence of intervention benefits and moderators (Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community):

Violence-Inducing Behavior Prevention in Social-Cyber Space (International Symposium on AI, Data and Digitalization):

The transmission of social biases through instrumental learning (University of Amsterdam):

Generative AI could ‘supercharge’ climate disinformation, report warns (Microsoft):

How should media literacy operate in an age of disinformation? (RTE, Ireland):

How news producers can drive consumers toward misinformation – even when they want the truth (Globe Newswire via Business Insider):

Australian eSafety commissioner puts tech companies on notice over reports terror-related content still being shared (The Guardian):

Misinformation, Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and Pseudoscientific BS (NUFeinbergMed):

Resources for researchers deal with online harassment (Science Media Centre):

CEP Webinar: Violent Extremism And Terrorism In The Sahel | Anna Wasserfall (Counter Extremism Project):

GPT-HateCheck: Can LLMs Write Better Functional Tests for Hate Speech Detection? (Papers With Code):

On International Women’s Day: Spotlighting gender-sensitive approaches to counterterrorism and P/CVE (GCTF):

A majority-based learning system for detecting misinformation (Behaviour & Information Technology):

Traditional bullying and cyberbullying at schools in Germany: Results of the HBSC study 2022 and trends from 2009/10 to 2022 (The Robert Koch Institute, Germany):

Intolerance, xenophobia, hate speech fuelling increase in hate crimes, conflict: UNGA President (ANI via Mirosoft Start):

Understanding the Far Right as a Constellation (C-REX, University of Oslo):

Talking Gender and Climate Change (Canadian Women’s Foundation):

Expressions of pandemic fatigue on digital platforms: a thematic analysis of sentiment and narratives for infodemic insights (BMC Public Health):

Albanese Government convenes second Online Harms Ministers Meeting (Minister for Communications, Australia):

Combatting Disinformation in Cities (GMF US):

AI watermarks aren’t just easy to defeat—they could make disinformation worse (Fortune via Yahoo! Finance):

The Effects of Medical Misinformation on the American Public (Ballard Brief):

Be There (eSafetyCommissioner, Australian Government):

Shaping the future: Three new OSCE RFoM tools to safeguard media freedom (OSCE):

Improving Multimodal Classification of Social Media Posts by Leveraging Image-Text Auxiliary Tasks (arXiv):

Questions to Ask About Government Use of Deepfakes (Northwestern Pritzker School of Law):

Extremism in the West: International Influences, Local Challenges (CSIS):

Negative Impact of Online Political Incivility on Willingness to See Political Comments (arXiv):

Spotlighting cyberbullying (African Reporter):

Social Media: Graphics Outline Misinformation Red Flags – Misleading Buzzwords (The Center for Black Health & Equity via Vaccine Resources Hub):

AVERT Webinar – Rethinking CVE Interventions (AVERT Research Network):

The Ultimate Game: What We Learned from Mobilising Gamers During Brazil’s Elections (GNET Research):

Conspiracy beliefs and social media: Addressing a systemic risk (Open Research Europe):

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