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

Browse and read from a list of the 200 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 May 2024…

The Top 5 resources, as part of the current issue:

  1. Hate preachers and extremists banned from the UK. Dangerous extremists intent on promoting extreme ideologies will be blocked from entering the UK as the government steps up action to protect the public (UK.GOV):
  2. Safeguarding media freedom vital to counter misinformation (The Star, Malaysia via pressreader):
  3. The Role of Social Networks in Facilitating and Preventing Domestic Radicalization: What Research Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice Tells Us (National Institute of Justice):
  4. Digital Competencies in Verifying Fake News: Assessing the Knowledge and Abilities of Journalism Students (MDPI):
  5. Improving Understanding of Misinformation Campaigns with a Two-Stage Methodology Using Semantic Analysis of Fake News (Research Challenges in Information Science):

Background: since 2017, we have filed more than 14,000 shares on LinkedIn to a network of – now – about 6,700 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 list of resources, made up of direct links – ordered according to content performance – features in full on the websites and

AI Extremism: Technologies, Tactics, Actors (VOX-Pol):

A scoping review of technological tools for supporting victims of online sexual harassment (Aggression and Violent Behavior):

New Research Project on Handling Communicative Violence Online (german foundation for peace research):

Plan to regulate AI and misinformation in South Africa (Mybroadband, South Africa):

Reducing distrust in social media is not straightforward, computer scientists warn (WM News, USA):

Are Australia’s youth deradicalisation programs enough to counter a wave of online extremism? (ABC News, Australia):

The Role Of The Internet And Social Media On Radicalization. What Research Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice Tells Us (National Institute of Justice, USA):

A Balancing Act: EU Media Regulation, Co-Regulation and Self-Regulation in the Digital Age (Media & Journalism Research Center):

Launch of ICCT’s Monitoring & Evaluation Centre of Excellence (ICCT):

The Role of Social Media in Strengthening Democracy in Pakistan (Modern Diplomacy):

Gamergate was 10 years ago. How has hate in online spaces changed since then? (CityNews, Canada):

De-radicalisation programs work despite attacks: expert (aap via yahoo! news):

Mininformation, Disinformation, and a Deeper Look at the Condon Report (Somewhere in the Skies):

Experts highlight importance of ‘prebunking’ to combat climate disinformation (Mongabay):

Islamic Education’s Response to Radicalization (Radar Hukum):

From Fringe to Frontline: Political Journalists’ Reporting on Extremism (Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, Middlebury Institute of International Studies):

Ethiopia: Research Exposes Normalization of Gender-Based Online Violence Against Women in Ethiopia (Addis Standard via allAfrica):

Case management interventions seeking to counter radicalisation to violence and related forms of violence: A systematic review (Campbell Systematic Reviews):

Fighting Election Deepfakes: Microsoft, OpenAI Pump $2 Million Fund Aims to Counter AI Misinformation (Tech Times):

The exploitation of climate chaos, confusion, and change – a new frontier for P/CVE strategic communication (ICCT):

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Unveils New Anti-Extremism Program (Asharq Al-Awsat):

Unmasking AI-Generated Fake News Across Multiple Domains (Preprints):

Enforcing the Online Safety Act: Children’s Coalition sets the bar for Ofcom (5Rights Foundation): (News): (Report)

German sports joins forces against online hate speech (dpa international):

Fighting disinformation to safeguard democracy (Open Access Government):

Violent extremism not only external phenomenon – UNDP (BusinessGhana):

Defending Information Integrity: Actions for Election Stakeholders (UNDP):

Identifying Hate Speech Peddlers in Online Platforms. A Bayesian Social Learning Approach for Large Language Model Driven Decision-Makers (nature):

Addressing the Impact of Mis-/Disinformation and Hate Speech on Civilians Evolving Policies and Practices from Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Actors (CIVIC, ICRC & OCHA):

Democracy after Deepfakes: Elections, Disinformation, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) (Centre for Geopolitics):

Open meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on building resilience of communities to prevent radicalization to terrorism (CTED, United Nations Security Council CTC): (News, Resources)

Internal Dissidence and Radicalization into Violent Extremism in Kwale County, Kenya (Kenyatta University):

Evaluating Online Sources (Pierce College):

Break the Hate: A Survey of Youth Experiences with Hate and Violent Extremism Online (Canadian Journal of Family and Youth):

Conspiracy theories matter, but not all are meaningful: A guide for analyzing risks to audiences (ISD):

The Brussels Effect in Brazil: analysing the impact of the EU digital services act on the discussion surrounding the fake news bill (Telecommunications Policy):

Government of Canada announces funding to support practitioners for countering radicalization to violence (Government of Canada):

‘Doing your own research’ can make fake news seem believable (PHYS.ORG):

Tech-based sexual harassment at work is common, male-dominated and often intended to cause harm (The Conversation):

Mapping Far-Right Terrorist Propaganda Online (The Tech Against Terrorism Podcast):

Amid Rise in False Narratives, Global Communications Department Ensuring Information Integrity of UN’s Work, Says Under-Secretary-General, as Committee Opens Session (United Nations):

Examining Online Behaviors of Violent and Non-Violent Right-Wing Extremists During Peak Posting Days (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

Harnessing Digital Gaming Platforms for Ideological Indoctrination of the Youth Towards Terroristic Engagements (Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition):

Podcast: World Press Freedom Day (Office of the High Commissioner, United Nations Human Rights):

Threat Assessment: The Uk Government Initiates A Taskforce To Prevent Extremist And “hate Preacher’s” Uk Access, A Move Thought To Increase Community-based Mistrust And Covert Extremist Activity (The Counterterrorism Group):

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (OSCE):

Research on Disinformation in Academic Studies: Perspectives through a Bibliometric Analysis (MDPI):

The medium is the message: toxicity declines in structured vs unstructured online deliberations (World Wide Web):

Unraveling the Complexities of Disinformation: An Expert’s Insight – Interview with Laura Jasper (Institute of New Europe, Poland):

New tool empowers users to fight online misinformation (MIT News):

DEAP-FAKED: Knowledge Graph based Approach for Fake News Detection (Papers with Code):

Examining Online Behaviors of Violent and Non-Violent Right-Wing Extremists During Peak Posting Days (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

Three fact-checking challenges in Southeast Asia (The Conversation):

How journalists can combat political disinformation in a world of echo chambers and deepfakes (PEN America):

Gamified inoculation reduces susceptibility to misinformation from political ingroups (Misinformation Review, Harvard Kennedy School):

Toolbox of Interventions Against Online Misinformation (PsyArXiv Preprints):

Why do people hate people? (Curious Kids, The Conversation):

The decline of critical thinking (Fulcrum):

May Contain Lies: How our biases cause us to fall for misinformation—and how to combat it (INSEAD):

Strange Names in the Village: Online Radicalisation, Social Media Literacy and P/CVE in Western Kenya (GNET Research):

Legal Framework for Socially Responsible Social Media Platforms in Pakistan (Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies):

Why didn’t WA’s program to counter violent extremism work? (WAtoday, Australia):

LingML: Linguistic-Informed Machine Learning for Enhanced Fake News Detection (via arXiv):

Slide – A Framework for Actor-Oriented Automated Hate Speech Detection (Researchgate):

EU queries X over cut to content moderation resources (RTL Today):

The Radicalization (and Counter-radicalization) Potential of Artificial Intelligence (ICCT):

Why are hate crimes so hard to convict in court? (The Center for Public Integrity):

FACT SHEET: Partnering for Peace through the U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability (The White House):

UK Terrorgram Proscription: Useful, but limited tool to combat online network (ISD):

Toolbox of individual-level interventions against online misinformation (nature human behaviour):

Words that Wound and Laws that Silence: Offense, Harm, and Legal Limits on Discriminatory Expression (SSRN):

Traditional media must be upheld in the battle of misinformation (La Voz de Anza):

Hate on social media: posts in Arabic with anti-Semitic messages are systematically ignored by content moderators (VOZ Media):

Microsoft says it did a lot for responsible AI in inaugural transparency report (The Verge):

Neue Studie: Wie Frauen im Internet systematisch angegriffen werden (BAG Gegen Hass im Netz):

UNESCO Launches Media and Information Literacy Dialogue in Qatar through a National Consultation (UNESCO):

UNICRI Briefs open meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (UNICRI):

Shedding Light on Online Misogyny: New Research Reveals its links to Violent Extremism (Classification Office, New Zealand):

How do deradicalisation programs work? (9News, Australia):

EU Council: “Train influencers to protect them, and citizens, from fake news” (eunews, Italy):

How to Protect Children Who Use Online Gaming Platforms (NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights):

EPDF Policy Brief Nr. 2 – Words that Heal: The Role of Young People in Addressing Hate Speech (KAICIID):

Hate Speech and Incitement to Hatred in the Electoral Context (OHCHR):

Boosting awareness-raising of the risks of disinformation and information manipulation (European Commission): (News) (Toolkit)

Spot and fight disinformation (European Union):

RELIANCE: Reliable Ensemble Learning for Information and News Credibility Evaluation (IEEE Xplore):

How do you counter misinformation? Critical thinking is step one (NPR):

Far-right extremist narratives in Canadian and Swedish COVID-19 protests: a comparative case study of the Freedom Movement and Freedom Convoy (Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression):

Fake Image Factories. How AI image generators threaten election integrity and democracy (Center for Countering Digital Hate):

ISD Report: Beyond Definitions – The Need for a Comprehensive Human Rights-Based UK Extremism Policy Strategy (CT Insight):

Identifying Sock-Puppets on Wikipedia: A Semantic Clustering Approach (ISD):

Participation in anti-authority protests and vulnerability to radicalisation (Australian Institute of Criminology):

The Artificial Intelligence and Extremism Nexus (GNET Research):

Webinar | Detect and debunk misinformation (News Literacy Project):

Development and Disinformation: Analysis of Challenges and Proposed Solutions (ckle):

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Eastern Africa in the COVID-19 Era (Wilson Center):

Social media companies aiming to counter disinformation ahead of local and European elections (RTÉ, Ireland):

Identifying Hate Speech Peddlers in Online Platforms. A Bayesian Social Learning Approach for Large Language Model Driven Decision-Makers (arXiv):

Discursive objection strategies in online comments: Developing a classification schema and validating its training (arXiv):

Council conclusions on support for influencers as online content creators (Council of the European Union):

How are teachers being attacked online? On cyberbullying and cyberaggression that targets school educators from the student’s perspective (Online Journal Of Communication And Media Technologies):

Explainable Fake News Detection With Large Language Model via Defense Among Competing Wisdom (arXiv):

Teilweise freie Inhalte…
Sozialmagazin 3-4/2024. Raum – Radikalisierung – Prävention:

Grievances and conspiracy theories as motivators of anti-authority protests (Australian Institute of Criminology):

When stakeholders converged to discuss counter-terrorism measures for Africa (Sundiata Post):

Commission reports on overall progress on the Security Union (European Commission):

What Do Anti-Jewish Hate, Anti-Muslim Hate Have in Common? (Homeland Security News Wire):

Meta hit with major EU probe into disinformation handling ahead of European elections (CNBC):

The Radicalization (and Counter-radicalization) Potential of Artificial Intelligence (ICCT):

The ‘Sift’ strategy: A four-step method for spotting misinformation (BBC):

Addressing Hate Crime in the 21st Century: Trends, Threats, and Opportunities for Intervention (Annual Reviews):

Hate Speech and Fake News in Conflict and Diversity Reporting in Nigeria (SSRN):

U.S. Returnees from Syria Reveal Much About the Repatriation Challenge (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy):

European Media Freedom Act (European Commission):

Educating in the Age of Online Hate and Disinformation (National Association of Independent Schools):

UNODC Facilitates Discussions on the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies to Prevent and Counter Terrorist Exploitation of Online Spaces in South-East Asia (UNODC):

Streaming, Chatting, Modding: Eine Kurzexploration extremistischer Aktivitäten auf Gaming- und gaming-nahen Plattformen (RadiGaMe, PRIF):

From Languages to Geographies: Towards Evaluating Cultural Bias in Hate Speech Datasets (arXiv):

Digital media use, depressive symptoms and support for violent radicalization among young Canadians: a latent profile analysis (BMC Psychology):

How Belonging, Meaning, Wellbeing, and Purpose (BMWP) Can Empower Youth and Their Communities (Collective Impact Forum):

The web of deceit: How false narratives threaten climate action (Vattenfall):

Sanctions against terrorism (European Council):

From Sect to Security Risk: Malaysia’s critical fight against extremist ideologies (SinarDaily, Malaysia):

UNESCO report reveals 70% of environmental journalists have been attacked for their work (UNESCO):

Measuring political radicalism and extremism in surveys: Three new scales (PLOS ONE):

Cash for Incitement: The Monetisation of Digital Hate in Germany (GNET Research):

Measuring political radicalism and extremism in surveys: Three new scales (PLOS ONE):

More feelings of misinformation, more news avoidance, U-M study shows (University of Michigan):

Cynthia Miller-Idriss Addresses Gendered Roots of Violent Extremism at CEU Lecture (Central European University):

Code Red: Episode 2 (Daily Bruin Podcasts):

Artificial Intelligence and Freedom of Expression (SSRN):

The Prevalence of Sexual Harassment and Bullying Among Norwegian Afghanistan Veterans: Does Workplace Harassment Disproportionately Impact the Mental Health and Life Satisfaction of Female Soldiers? (Journal of Interpersonal Violence):

Social Cohesion and Democratic Resilience: Khan Review. Volume 749: debated on Tuesday 30 April 2024 (Hansard, UK Parliament):

The Role of Educational Centers in the Institution Al Prevention of Cyber-bullyng: a Case Study in Spain (SSRN):

Navigating Implicit Hate Speech – A Scoping Review (Social Media, Virtual Worlds, and Digital Work):

Tracing Online Misogyny (BAG Gegen Hass im Netz):

News and misinformation consumption: A temporal comparison across European countries (PLOS ONE):

Newsbreak Chats: Why disinformation and health are a deadly combo (Rappler):

Shared Endevaour Fund: Call Three Evaluation Report (Strong Cities Network):

Online gender-based violence widespread in HE, survey finds (University World News):

Ai Extremism: Technologies, Tactics, Actors (UCLuvain):

Misinformation is raging. Here’s how we fight back. David Rapp provides guidance in an election year filled with deepfakes, bad actors and the hazards of AI (Northwestern Now):

The Artificial Intelligence and Extremism Nexus (GNET Research):

The Constant in HATE: Analyzing Toxicity in Reddit across Topics and Languages (arXiv):

Chapter One – Countering misinformation through psychological inoculation (Advances in Experimental Social Psychology):

Fighting misinformation and disinformation in society: on the agenda at the ACFAS Conference (University of Ottawa):

The Role of the Internet and Social Media on Radicalization: What Research Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice Tells Us (National Institute of Justice):

‘Sarcasm detector’: Scientists finally create AI that can understand a joke (Interesting Engineering):

AVERT Webinar – Research on radicalisation and countering radicalisation (AVERT):

An efficient FTS-BERT based fake news detection using CKH_GANs classification technique (Multimedia Tools and Applications):

‘Back our police’: PM concerned by online radicalisation threat (The Sydney Morning Herald):

CounteR Newsletter, April 2024, Issue #10 (CounteR):

Modeling the Impact of Misinformation on the Transmission Dynamics of COVID-19 (MDPI):

CISLAC Urges United Action Against Terrorism Financing, Extremism (Voice of Nigeria):

Online Racism Targeting South Asians Skyrockets (GPAHE):

‘We Must Do More To Stop Extremists,’ Tinubu Receives Greek, Egyptian, Pakistan Envoys (Channels TV, Nigeria):

How can a strong, independent media help us fight climate change? (Media Development Investment Fund):

Bystanders of bullying: Social-cognitive and affective reactions to school bullying and cyberbullying (Cyberpsychology):

German court finds AfD pursues goals ‘against democracy’ (Reuters):

Religious scholars must preach moderation to do away with extremism, says Ahmad Zahid (The Star, Malaysia):

Women and Children’s Safety Online. Volume 749: debated on Thursday 9 May 2024 (Hansard, UK Parliament):

Fact or Fiction: Combatting Deepfakes During an Election Year (spiceworks):

Does a perceptual gap lead to actions against digital misinformation? A third-person effect study among medical students (BMC Public Health):

The Constant in HATE: Analyzing Toxicity in Reddit across Topics and Languages (arXiv):

Digital literacy is a national security asset (ASPI):

Strategic communication and tackling disinformation (European Commission):

International Neo-Fascist Accelerationism (START & ARC):

Terrorism and Illicit Finance (U.S. Department of the Treasury):

No Hate Speech Youth Campaign (European Council):

DEF IX – Pandemics, Wars, and the Resurgence of Radicalization in the Middle East (DEF IX):

GIFCT and Firjan host LatAm Tech Workshop in Rio de Janeiro (GIFCT):

The Radicalization (and Counter-radicalization) Potential of Artificial Intelligence (ICCT):

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

Microsoft and OpenAI launch $2M fund to counter election deepfakes (TechCrunch via yahoo!):

DSWD exec leads PH delegation to extremist reintegration forum in Singapore (Republika Ng Pilipinas):

How Crowdsourcing May Reduce Online Misinformation (Duke Fuqa School of Business):

Disinformation and health: fact-checking strategies of Spanish health public institutions through YouTube (Frontiers in Communication):

OSCE parliamentarians discuss counter-terrorism strategies with their peers from across the globe in Istanbul (OSCE PA):

Detecting Fallacies in Climate Misinformation: A Technocognitive Approach to Identifying Misleading Argumentation (arXiv):

The Unseen Targets of Hate — A Systematic Review of Hateful Communication Datasets (arXiv):

Amendment will prevent violent offenders from changing names (Times Colonist, Canada):

Mastering Misinformation: How Stories, Statistics, And Studies Exploit Our Biases (Z/Yen Group):

A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving Democracy. Be Informed: How local news orgs are reaching skeptics (PBS):

E01: Rein in den Tunnel – nichts ist, wie es scheint (Welt History):

Video, Report…
Report Launch: AI Extremism (VOX-Pol): (Video) (Report)

Safer Internet Day 2024: What Was The Impact? (SWGfL, UK):

Pakistan-US Dialogue on Counter Terrorism (Modern Diplomacy):

Stopping the Spread of Misinformation: Is Psychological Inoculation the Key? (Union of Concerned Scientists):

E03: Tatort Internet — wenn Hass und Hetze trenden (Welt History):

How to identify misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation (ITSAP.00.300) (Government of Canada):

World Press Freedom Day Geneva 2024 (United Nations):

Podcast: How to Detect Disinformation and Spin (

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