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

Browse and read from a list of the 155 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 March 2024:

The Top 10 links, as part of the current issue…

  1. Bullying Victimization and Malevolent Creativity in Rural Adolescents: The Longitudinal Mediational Role of Hostile Attribution (National Library of Medicine, USA):
  2. Tech companies grilled on how they are tackling terror and violent extremism (eSafetyCommissioner, Australian Government):
  3. Deepfakes are still new, but 2024 could be the year they have an impact on elections (The Conversation):
  4. Terrorist content lurks all over the internet – regulating only 6 major platforms won’t be nearly enough (The Conversation):
  5. Country Papers on Prevention of Extremism (CONNEKT):

Background: since 2017, we have filed more than 13,000 shares on LinkedIn to a network of – now – more than 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

Free articles and analyses on counter-extremism, on countering hate, and on the theory of mis-/disinformation:
Recent LinkedIn Posts:

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KAIPTC Project on Preventing Violent Extremism in sub-region ends (Ghana News Agency):

AI detector: YouTube unveils rules to identify deepfake, artificial intelligence content (APP):

Meta to shut down crucial misinformation monitoring tool ahead of major US elections (Firstpost):

The Role of Political Leadership in Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan from 2001 to 2022 (IJFMR):

Extremism (Re)defined: Online and Wider implications (VOX Pol):

Advancing Ethical and Accurate Hate Speech Detection with Machine Learning Techniques (IJSRET):

Radicalised: Are Femcels The New Incels? | Channel 4 Documentaries (Channel 4 Documentaries):

More young people being radicalised online, says UK counter-terror officer (The Guardian):

Can ChatGPT Detect DeepFakes? A Study of Using Multimodal Large Language Models for Media Forensics (arXiv):

Many publicly accessible AI assistants lack adequate safeguards to prevent mass health disinformation (FirstWord HEALTHTECH):

Online Antisemitism After October 7 (Online Hate Prevention Institute, Australia & Online Hate Task Force, Belgium):

Symposium on the Mainstreaming of Extremism (Mershon Center, The Ohio State University). Panel 4: Blurred Lines: Examining the Intersection of Extremism and Mainstream Politics…
Andrew Mackey (Creighton University):
Jacob Ware (Council on Foreign Relations & Georgetown):
Günther Jikeli (Indiana University):

What Does Information Integrity Mean for Democracies? (Lawfare):

Hate Speech: The power of language (Telekom):

Comparing Violent Extremism and Terrorism to Other Forms of Targeted Violence (National Institute of Justice):

Combatting violence and harassment in the workplace: Council invites EU countries to ratify ILO convention (European Council):

Victim, Violent, Vulnerable: A Feminist Response to the “Incel Radicalisation Scale” (Perspectives on Terrorism):

It’s Time to Define Misinformation and Disinformation (R Street):

The AI Act and the Existential Risk Facing Journalism (Tech Policy Press):

Warning that teenage girls increasingly accept harassment and abuse as a standard part of life online (Internet Matters): (Press Release) (Full Report)

Somalia’s new Tubsan Center strives to secure alliances to counter al-Shabaab violent extremism (Daily Maverick, South Africa):

The Role Of Digital Technologies (GBVxTech) In Communicating Gender-Based Violence (CREST Research):

Framework for Countering, Preventing Violent Extremism, Terrorism under review (Ghana News Agency):

AI images and conspiracy theories are driving a push for media literacy education (NPR):

Accountability In Cyberspace: The Holy Grail Of Cyber Stability? (EU Cyber Direct):

The Sahel’s humanitarian crisis must not be forgotten (euobserver):

One in six school-aged children experiences cyberbullying, finds new WHO/Europe study (World Health Organization): (Press Release)

Are “Former” Extremists Credible Messengers in P/CVE? (OntarioTech Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism):

‘Disinformation has a powerful impact on voting intentions’ (The Parliament):

Policy Brief on Micro-Level Drivers of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism in MENA and Balkans (CONNEKT):

Fighting misinformation online: Protecting the integrity of elections (Google Blog):

Free up science to combat misinformation, top adviser says (Research Professional News):

Policy Paper: Engaging Culture and Media to Counter Hate Speech in Big European Cities (KAICIID Research Centre):

Cyber harassment – What to do if someone is harassing you online (The Daily Star, Bangladesh):

IndoBERT for classifying hate speech in Twitter (AIP Publishing):

Media and Information Literacy (“Think Critically, Click Wisely,” UNESCO):

Anti-authority narratives could tear ‘fabric of society,’ intelligence report warns (CBC, Canada):

CyberAgressionAdo-v2: Leveraging Pragmatic-Level Information to Decipher Online Hate in French Multiparty Chats (Hal Science):

Full 150-page Report…
The Khan Review. Threats to Social Cohesion And Democratic Resilience: A New Strategic Approach (Dame Sara Khan DBE. Independent Adviser to the UK Government for Social Cohesion and Resilience):

A New Cross-Front of Left-Wing Extremism and Islamism? (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung):

Neurodivergence And Extremism: Considerations For Practice (CREST Research):

A survey of explainable AI techniques for detection of fake news and hate speech on social media platforms (Journal of Computational Social Science):

Online Sexual Violence against Women And Girls. Positive Obligations of the European Convention on Human Rights (Umea University):

UNDP and Partners review Ghana’s national framework to enhance response to violent extremism (UNDP):

Tech Against Terrorism Commends Australia’s eSafety Commissioner’s Initiative to Combat Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online (Tech Against Terrorism):

Fact Checking Chatbot: A Misinformation Intervention for Instant Messaging Apps and an Analysis of Trust in the Fact Checkers (arXiv):

Policy Paper on Countering and Preventing Micro-Level Drivers of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism in MENA and Balkans (CONNEKT):

AZMIYA: Actualising national strategy to counter violent extremism (The Star, Kenya):

EU publishes election security guidance for social media giants and others in scope of DSA (TechCrunch):

Battling cultural bias within hate speech detection: An experimental correlation analysis (Emerging Investigators):

Hate speech online – The limits of freedom of expression (klicksafe):

Recourse for reclamation: Chatting with generative language models (arXiv):

Transparent Communication in Counter-Terrorism Policy: Does Transparency Increase Public Support and Trust in Terrorism Prevention Programmes? (Terrorism and Political Violence):

UNDP and Partners review Ghana’s national framework to enhance response to violent extremism (Business Ghana):

CTC Sentinel March 2024 (Combating Terrorism Center at Westpoint):

Musk’s X Corp loses lawsuit against hate speech watchdog (Reuters):

Co-escalation in Contentious Politics and Radicalization (PRIF):

Hidden in Plain Sight: Insurrectionary Anarchism in the Anti-Government Extremism Landscape (Perspectives on Terrorism):

A normalization model for repeated letters in social media hate speech text based on rules and spelling correction (PLOS ONE):

How “prebunking” misinformation works (60 Minutes):

Empowering hate speech detection: leveraging linguistic richness and deep learning (Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics):

What is fake news and misinformation? (UNICEF):

Discovering why people believe disinformation about healthcare (PLOS ONE):

Teen creates AI code to battle cyberbullying (Good Morning America):

Towards Interpretable Hate Speech Detection using Large Language Model-extracted Rationales (Papers With Code):

AI’s Health Disinformation – What Measures Are Needed to Combat It? (Cryptopolitan):

How we’re helping creators disclose altered or synthetic content (YouTube):

The EU AI Act: Insights from the world’s first comprehensive AI law (ISD):

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

National strategy against violent extremism and terrorism – prevent, avert, protect and manage (Government of Sweden):

Independent report. The Khan Review: executive summary, key findings and recommendations (Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, GOV.UK):

HateCOT: An Explanation-Enhanced Dataset for Generalizable Offensive Speech Detection via Large Language Models (arXiv):

Polarized Speech on Online Platforms (arXiv):

Implementing the Online Safety Act: Additional duties for ‘categorised’ online services (Ofcom):

Women and Violent Extremism (Modern Diplomacy):

MMIDR: Teaching Large Language Model to Interpret Multimodal Misinformation via Knowledge Distillation (Papers With Code):

Advancing Ethical and Accurate Hate Speech Detection with Machine Learning Techniques (International Journal of Scientific Research & Engineering Trends):

Andrew Silke…
Editorial: “Make out that the fellow is insane”: reflections on mental illness and terrorism (Journal of Criminal Psychology):

ChatGPT found to spread incorrect health information (Dentristy, UK):

ReBERT at HSD-2Lang 2024: Fine-Tuning BERT with AdamW for Hate Speech Detection in Arabic and Turkish (ACL Anthology):

Tackling misinformation and disinformation through Media and Information Literacy competencies (UNESCO):

Harassment a ‘much wider problem’ in society, government adviser on social cohesion warns in new report (Sky News):

Multi-class hate speech detection in the Norwegian language using FAST-RNN and multilingual fine-tuned transformers (Complex & Intelligent Systems):

Administrative Measures, Human Rights, and Democracy in Turbulent Times (ICCT):

NaijaHate: Evaluating Hate Speech Detection on Nigerian Twitter Using Representative Data (Papers with Code):

Extremism and harassment is ‘poisoning the lifeblood’ of Britain, Government adviser warns (Express, UK):

General Assembly adopts landmark resolution on artificial intelligence (United Nations): (UN News) (Resolution)

Safeguarding Marketing Research: The Generation, Identification, and Mitigation of AI-Fabricated Disinformation (arXiv):

Kriege, Krisen, Terrorismus: Die vernetzte Bedrohung (Deutschlandfunk):

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

Evaluation in Online Safety: a discussion of hate speech classification and safety measures (Ofcom, UK):

Symposium on the Mainstreaming of Extremism (Mershon Center, The Ohio State University). Panel 3: Armed and Influential: The Rise and Role of Militias…
Dakota Rudesill (The Ohio State University):
Hope LaFreniere (UMass Lowell):–Fyf
Priya Drixit (Va. Tech) & Carolyn Gallagher (American):
Panel 3 Responders and Q&A:

2024 may be the year online disinformation finally gets the better of us (Politico):

FakeWatch \faEye: A Framework for Detecting Fake News to Ensure Credible Elections (arXiv):

‘Concerning increase’ in online bullying as one in six children are victims, new report finds (Irish Examiner):

Amid Flurry of Online Safety Laws, the Global Online Safety Regulators Network is Growing (Tech Policy Press):

Information Technology for Detecting Fakes and Propaganda Based on Machine Learning and Sentiment Analysis (Qeios):

Mis/Dis and The Newsroom of the Future (The Rundown Studio, Substack):

RUSI to study potential for radicalisation to violence across gaming platforms (RUSI):

1 in 6 adolescents victims of cyberbullying amid increase of cases, new study finds (euronews):

A focus on adolescent peer violence and bullying in Europe, central Asia and Canada. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children international report from the 2021/2022 survey. Volume 2 (World Health Organization):

Osun gov’t sets up committee to tackle fake news, cyber bullying (Daily Nigerian):

The COVID-19 Pandemic Exploited by Extremists: A Comparative Analysis of Indonesia and Germany (GNET Research):

Mitigating Disinformation in Social Networks through Noise (arXiv):

Google, Meta and others face tough questions in Australia over cyber extremism threats (ABC News):

Seeing Eye to Eye: The Delphi Method & Potential Benefits to Mulistakeholderism in the P/CVE Space (VOX Pol):

Preventing Extremist Violence Using Existing Content Moderation Tools (GNET Research):

Symposium on the Mainstreaming of Extremism (Mershon Center, The Ohio State University). Panel 1: From Shadows to Spotlight: The Growing Visibility of Extremist Ideologies…
Anneliese Schenk-Day (The Ohio State University):
Daren FIsher (Hampton University):
Parvati Singh (The Ohio State University):

Gutachten zum Phänomen des digitalen Hasses und der digitalen Hetze in Niedersachsen: Bedingungen, Erscheinungsformen und Ansätze der Prävention und Intervention (Niedersächsisches Justizministerium):

Radicalisation And Counter-Radicalisation Research: Past, Present And Future (CREST Research):

A survey of hate speech detection in Indian languages (Social Network Analysis and Mining):

Linguistically Differentiating Acts and Recalls of Racial Microaggressions on Social Media (arXiv):

Vilify, Rificule, Disinform. Political communication and media trust in the age of generative AI (ISD, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung):

Discovering why people believe disinformation about healthcare (PLoS ONE):

The Prosecution Landscape For Extremist Actors In The UK (CREST Research):

IAB Europe Submits Annual Report on Combatting Disinformation (iab Europe): (Press Release) (Full Report)

‘Path to radicalisation is possible’ for eco-activists, warns Lord Walney (GB News, UK):

Q&A: Why digital global citizenship education is essential (UNESCO):

Bullying in the Arab World: Definition, Perception, and Implications for Public Health and Interventions (MDPI):

Bullying at School, Cyberbullying, and Loneliness: National Representative Study of Adolescents in Denmark (MDPI):

Unraveling the Web: Hate Speech, Disinformation, Weaponization of History and Role of Mainstream Media (India Hate Lab):

Interior minister calls for comprehensive strategy against terrorism, extremism (Dunya News, Pakistan):

Improving Adversarial Data Collection by Supporting Annotators: Lessons from GAHD, a German Hate Speech Dataset (arXiv):

UNODC Continues to Support Maldives in Promoting a Whole-of-Society Approach to Prevent Violent Extremism (UNODC):

Symposium on the Mainstreaming of Extremism (Mershon Center, The Ohio State University). Panel 2: Extremism Online to IRL: Analyzing Threats, Influence, and Leadership Responses…
Jeffery Patterson (Texas Tech University):
Selin Yanik (University of Arizona):
Panel 2 Responders and Q&A:

A Novel Approach for Early Rumour Detection in Social Media Using ALBERT (IJSAE):

Key attributes and experiences of cyberbullying among children in the UK (National Centre for Social Research on behalf of Ofcom):

A Guide For City-Led Response (Strong Cities Network):

Evaluating ChatGPT’s Ability to Detect Hate Speech in Turkish Tweets (ACL Anthology):

Advancements in Machine Learning Technologies for Detecting and Addressing Harmful Behaviours in Online Platforms (IJRASET):

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

Unleashing transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in countering terrorism online radicalisation extremism and possible recruitment (University of Limerick):

Are Western nations treating female jihadis consistently? (Canadian Intelligence Eh):

Tech platforms face ‘whack-a-mole’ situation in fighting health misinformation (The Canadian Press via Global News):

Harvesting Hate: The Impact of Hate Speech in Rural India (India Hate Lab):

Growing up in violent extremist families (Breaking Cycles of Conflict, XCEPT):

It’s Too Easy To Get Around Facebook’s Content Policies (Science Blog):

What Students Are Saying About Bullying Today (The New York Times): |

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