Browse and read from a list of the 390 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 June 2024…

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

  1. Data Collection in Online Terrorism and Extremism Research: Strengths, Limitations, and Future Directions (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):
  2. Somalia Locked in Battle Against Digital Extremism (Africa Defense Forum):
  3. 5 strategies for combatting misinformation, disinformation and malinformation (Ragan PR Daily):
  4. Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism through Policing in Africa (Wilson Center):
  5. Protecting human rights in prisons while preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalization to terrorism: the role of independent detention monitoring (OSCE):

Background: since 2017, we have filed more than 15,000 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 full list of resources, made up of direct links – ordered according to content performance – features in full on the three websites mentioned herein.

‘Very narrow’: Here’s why ‘hate crimes’ are rarely charged and almost never prosecuted in Canada (National Post):

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

Empowering Imams to Counter Extremism: Training Programs for Promoting Peace and Tolerance (Researchgate):

MemeGuard: An LLM and VLM-based Framework for Advancing Content Moderation via Meme Intervention (arXiv):

The Social Media, Online and Digital Abuse and Harassment of Social Workers, Probation Officers and Social Work Students in Ireland: A National Survey (The British Journal of Social Work):

How to handle online misinformation (

Global audiences suspicious of AI-powered newsrooms, report finds (Reuters):

Exploitation of Generative AI by Terrorist Groups (ICCT):

The Radicalisation and Recruitment game: How Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups Target Children (CT Insight):

Journalism, hate speech and crimes against humanity from Rwanda to Sudan (Wayamo Foundation):

Testing the reliability and validity of the VERA-2R on individuals who have radicalised in Australia (Australian Institute of Criminology):

“Frame, Fame and Fear Traps: The Dialectic of Counter-Terrorism Strategic Communication” (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

CAAVE Ghana Launches Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Violent Extremism (News Ghana):

Stopping AI disinformation: Protecting truth in the digital world (astro Awani, Malaysia):

Explainability and Hate Speech: Structured Explanations Make Social Media Moderators Faster (arXiv):

Addressing hate speech: training for the prosecutors and police in Bosnia and Herzegovina (European Union & Council of Europe):

Women and Violent Extremism in Europe and Central Asia (UN WOMEN):

Far-right extremism is rising and coming from varied communities, inquiry hears (SBS News, Australia):

Handbook on Preventing and combating Radicalisation among youngsters in Europe (Outreach Hannover e.V., Germany):

A Conceptual Analysis of the Overlaps and Differences between Hate Speech, Misinformation and Disinformation (United Nations):

DW’s Global Media Forum 2024: Media industry under pressure (DW):

Identifying the Key Counterterrorism Capacity Needs in West Africa (GCTF):

Digital Defense: Navigating the EU’s TCO Regulation (Friederike Wegener):

Online hate and the contentious case of stirring up hatred offences (Oñati Socio-Legal Series):

AI saving humans from the emotional toll of monitoring hate speech (ScienceDaily):

RAN LOCAL – Emotional Governance: deconstructing local P/CVE strategies in the face of ‘salad bar’ extremism and understanding needs and grievances, 30-31 May 2024 (EU RAN):

Media Literacy Digest – June 24 (European Digital Media Observatory):

Testing the application of violent extremism risk assessment to individuals who have radicalised in Australia: The case of the VERA-2R (Australian Institute of Criminology):

Conspiracy Theories and Extremism: Meta-Analysis of Psychological, Cognitive and Personality Correlates of Conspiracy Beliefs (CREST Research):

Radicalization And Violent Extremism Of Indonesian Children (Eduvest –Journal of Universal Studies):

From Deepfakes to Quantum Computing: The Dangerous Misappropriation of AI Technology (

Resocialisation and reintegration measures for VETOs post prison-release in the Western Balkans, May 2024 (EU RAN):

Lost in Translation? Applying the Hate Crime Concept to an Indian Context (SSRN):

Commission launched the new EU Knowledge Hub on Prevention of Radicalisation (European Commission):

Panel on Misinformation & Disinformation (IEEE):

Kenya To Adopt A Community Approach In The Fight Against Violent Extremism (The Mt. Kenya Times):

Who Checks the Checkers? Exploring Source Credibility in Twitter’s Community Notes (arXiv):

Research on Online Hate Speech Detection from Popper and Kuhn’s Philosophical Perspective (Journal of Digital Literacy and Volunteering):

Malaysian regulator defends content removal decisions (Asia Gaming Brief):

Countering Misinformation With Psychological Science (Association for Psychological Science):

In Doha, OSCE parliamentarians highlight role of parliaments in developing gender-sensitive counter-terrorism strategies (OSCE PA):

We research online ‘misogynist radicalisation’. Here’s what parents of boys should know (The Conversation):

Factcheck roadmap by BENEDMO (European Digital Media Observatory):

Protecting journalists and fighting disinformation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (European Union & Council of Europe):

Monitoring Report on ‘Hate Speech’, Information Manipulation, risks to freedom of expression and election integrity in the 2024 Election Period (Indonesia Coalition for Democratization and Moderation on Digital Space):

Misinformation and the media – An LSE Impact Blog review (LSE Impact Blog):

Strategies for Internet Technology and Digital Rights Reporting (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung):

Launch of the United Nations Global Principles for Information Integrity (United Nations):

Fake news offers unexpected opportunities for trusted media (DW):

Interfaith Praxis And Role Of Youth In Promoting Social Cohesion (Friday Times, Pakistan):

Evaluating Implicit Bias in Large Language Models by Attacking From a Psychometric Perspective (arXiv):

Terrorism and Social Media (TASM) Opening and Keynote Session (SU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences):

Universities must help counter the growing threat of AI extremism (University World News):

Human Touch in a Machine’s World: Automated Content Moderation (Dr A.Mattheis & Prof S.Macdonald) (Tech Terror Takedown Podcast):

COT: A Generative Approach for Hate Speech Counter-Narratives via Contrastive Optimal Transport (arXiv):

The nexus: Disinformation, Misinformation, and Privacy in the Age of Gen AI (Polity, South Africa):

Influencers and popular podcasts fuel election disinformation among Black voters, report shows (NBC News):

Hate speech detection with ADHAR: a multi-dialectal hate speech corpus in Arabic (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence via National Library of Medicine, U.S.A.):

The role of technology in online misinformation (Brookings):

HTIM: Hybrid Text-Interaction Modeling for Broadening Political Leaning Inference in Social Media (arXiv):

Parents asked to supervise their children’s interaction with technology (Kenya News Agency):

Strengths and Weaknesses of Open Source Data for Studying Terrorism and Political Radicalization (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

UNDP & KOICA expand partnership to strengthen peacebuilding and prevent violent extremism across Africa (UNDP):

Unmasking Coordinated Hate: Analysing Hate Speech On Spanish Digital News Media (SSRN):

Misinformation And Deepfakes In The Age Of AI (Live Law, India):

Applicability of Channel Vulnerability Assessment Framework and Programme for Kosovo (ICCT):

Building resilience to violent extremism (XCEPT via War Studies, King’s College):

Extremism across the online gaming ecosystem (GEMS & moonshot):

NLP for Counterspeech against Hate: A Survey and How-To Guide (ACL Anthology):

Exploring Cross-Cultural Differences in English Hate Speech Annotations: From Dataset Construction to Analysis (ACL Anthology):

Unraveling the Web of Misinformation | Prof Alex Edmans | TBCY (The Brand Called You):

Putting the affect into affective polarisation (Cognition and Emotion):

Addressing Socioeconomic Grievances to Break the Recruitment Cycle of Extremism (Researchgate):

Deradicalisation, reintegration of Boko Haram terrorists working – Defence chief (PoliticsNigeria):

Social Media: Where It’s Hardest to Tell Truth From Fake News (statista):

EUvsDisinfo: a Dataset for Multilingual Detection of Pro-Kremlin Disinformation in News Articles (arXiv):

Neuroscience explains how “fake news” works, and what publishers can learn from it (Media Makers Meet):

Deradicalisation, reintegration of Boko Haram terrorists working – Defence chief (PoliticsNigeria):

Journalists must lead fight against hate speech, misinformation – MFWA (JoyOnline, Ghana):

Parliaments are key in driving rights-based governance of digitalization (UNDP):

Deepfakes and voice clones are undermining election integrity (Help Net Security):

Combating Fake News Using Implementation Intentions (Information Systems Frontiers):

Combatting Fake News: A Global Priority Post COVID-19 (MDPI):

The Rise of AI-Generated Disinformation Websites (

The unexplored potential of the EU as a mediator of PCVE efforts across its neighbourhood (Connekt):

Justice minister says he’s open to changing online harms bill (CBC, Canada):

Seeing Through AI’s Lens: Enhancing Human Skepticism Towards LLM-Generated Fake News (arXiv):

Standard Language Ideology in AI-Generated Language (arXiv):

IndoToxic2024: A Demographically-Enriched Dataset of Hate Speech and Toxicity Types for Indonesian Language (arXiv):

Hate-Speech in Greece and Cyprus: How Public Communication Practitioners Discuss the Phenomenon (Journalism Practice):

Elections 2024: UNESCO trains journalists in countering hate speech, misinformation on social media (BusinessGhana):


Inside the Violent Extremist & Terrorist Ecosystem: Platforms, Risks, Responses-Prof Maura Conway (Tech Terror Takedown Podcast):

    Hate Speech on Social Media: A Study of User’s Perspective (JDSS, Pakistan):

    How YouTube Middle East is combating misinformation with generative AI (The National, UK Edition):

    Public Evaluations of Misinformation and Motives for Sharing It (MDPI):

    Strengthening resilience to disinformation (Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet):

    Gaming Stakeholders Mapping Report (GEMS & ELIAMEP):

    Facebook users seeing less violent and graphic content – report (pa media via yahoo!):

    US State Department teams up with Shout Out UK to Host Interactive Workshop in Abuja, Nigeria Discussing Strategies to Combat Violent Extremism (Shout Out UK):

    Exposing the Achilles’ heel of textual hate speech classifiers using indistinguishable adversarial examples (Expert Systems with Applications):

    Detecting Disinformation for Democracy (CPAC):

    Combating Fake News Using Implementation Intentions (Information Systems Frontiers):

    Violent Extremism and Artificial Intelligence: A Double-Edged Sword in the Context of ASEAN (The Commonwealth Cyber Journal):

    EU Policy. YouTube and X failed to act on disinformation ahead of EU vote – report (euronews):

    Platforms’ Implementation of the CoP Commitments on Media Literacy, Research and Fact-checking (European Digital Media Observatory):

    Narrative Analysis and Framing Analysis of Disinformation (Security, Disinformation and Harmful Narratives):

    Platforms’ Implementation of the CoP Commitments on Media Literacy, Research and Fact-checking (European Digital Media Observatory & School of Transnational Governance):

    Training and advice on de-radicalization and countering violent extremism (IMPACT civil society research and development):

    Enhanced detection of fabricated news through sentiment analysis and text feature extraction (International Journal of Information Technology):

    Violent Extremism in Africa – Nirina Kiplagat (Africa Center for Strategic Studies):

    Terrorism and Education (Perspectives on Terrorism):

    UN urges actions against mis- and disinformation and hate speech (United Nations):

    Adversarial Style Augmentation via Large Language Model for Robust Fake News Detection (arXiv):

    Information Disorder and the Illiberal Public Sphere (The Illiberal Public Sphere):

    Platforms’ Implementation of the CoP Commitments on Media Literacy, Research and Fact-checking (European Digital Media Observatory):

    VIMz: Verifiable Image Manipulation using Folding-based zkSNARKs (Cryptology ePrint Archive):

    Women content creators hardest hit by tech-aided GBV: study (Capital News, Kenya):

    Testing the application of violent extremism risk assessment to individuals who have radicalised in Australia: The case of the VERA-2R (Australian Institute of Criminology):

    Tragedy, Truth, and Technology: The 3T Theory of Social Media-Driven Misinformation (AIS eLibrary):

    New UN Special Rapporteur’s Report Underscores Risks of Abusive Counterterrorism (Just Security):

    Decoding technology-facilitated gender-based violence: a reality check from seven countries (Rutgers):

    IndoToxic2024: A Demographically-Enriched Dataset of Hate Speech and Toxicity Types for Indonesian Language (arXiv):

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

    Sophie Achermann on online harms, and gendered violence on social media (Podcasts on media, democracy, culture & politics, ICT4Peace Foundation):

    Emotion may predict susceptibility to fake news but emotion regulation does not help (Institute for Advanced Studies in Toulouse):

    ‘Trends in radicalization that may lead to violence – a background study on Greece’ (ELIAMEP, Greece):

    Rehabilitation and Reintegration Programs: Disengaging Former Extremists from Violent Ideologies and Facilitating Societal Reintegration (Researchgate):

    Guidance. Online disinformation and AI threat guidance for electoral candidates and officials (GOV.UK):

    Independent Civil Society–UN Counterterrorism Engagement: A Scoping Report (Global Center):

    Disinformation in Conflict: Why do People Share it? (Your Commonwealth):

    Genocide prevention adviser warns of global threat posed by hate speech (United Nations):

    UNOCT and DPPA host BeSci Week Session on the Future of Behavioural Science for Peace and Security (UNOCT):

    Detection of twitter hate tweets leading to crime using multiseries bert model (Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences):

    PrimeTime Politics: Elizabeth May reviews unredacted NSICOP report – June 11, 2024 (CPAC):

    A study on cross-lingual fake news detection in English and Arabic (University of New Brunswick):

    Catching Chameleons: Detecting Evolving Disinformation Generated using Large Language Models (arXiv):

    Violent Extremism Dynamics – Anouar Boukhars (Africa Center for Strategic Studies):

    The Model Arena for Cross-lingual Sentiment Analysis: A Comparative Study in the Era of Large Language Models (arXiv):

    Contextualizing Argument Quality Assessment with Relevant Knowledge (arXiv):

    Addressing disinformation in public health: politics, policy, and collaborative solutions (Journal of Public Health):

    Disinformation is a destabilising force for the capital market (The Daily Star, Kenya):

    Pulling Back the Curtain: An Exploration of YouTube’s Recommendation Algorithm (ISD):

    Cyberbullying among young people: Laws and policies in selected Member States (European Parliament):

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Large Language Models in Detecting Fake News: A Comparative Analysis (arXiv):

    Protecting women in Algeria: Djazairouna fights against online hate (DW Akademie):

    How can media react to disinformation, climate change? (DW):

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

    Combating AI deepfakes to safeguard the UK General Election (Microsoft UK Stories):

    Frameworks, Modeling and Simulations of Misinformation and Disinformation: A Systematic Literature Review (arXiv):

    Improving risk assessment: Accounting for gender, May 2024 (EU RAN):

    Standard Language Ideology in AI-Generated Language (arXiv):

    Sport integrity: EPAS’s contributions to the latest issue of Sport and Citizenship’s magazine (Council of Europe):

    The rise of right wing extremism (The Australia Institute):

    The Crucial Role of Open Source Data In Combating Terrorism: Unveiling GTTAC and GRID (Homeland Security Today):

    Ambivalent attitudes promote support for extreme political actions (ScienceAdvances):

    Report on the Dark Web and Cyber-Crime-as-a-Service and its impact on cyber-enabled terrorism (UNOCT):

    Drivers of extremism (Dawn, Pakistan):

    Conspiracy theories continue to mobilize extremists to violence (ISD):

    How do social media users and journalists express concerns about social media misinformation? A computational analysis (Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review):

    GlobeLecture #5 with Cynthia Miller Idriss: Extremism and Youth Radicalisation (Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics):

    Meta says ‘working on responding better’ vs deepfakes, disinformation (ABS CBN News, Philippines):

    AI and Violent Extremism: Threats, Opportunities and Ethical Approaches – GNET Conference 2024 (ICSR):

    Stopping AI disinformation: Protecting truth in the digital world (World Economic Forum):

    Is Terrorist Use of Cryptocurrencies Overblown? (Tech Against Terrorism):

    Violent Extremism and Artificial Intelligence: A Double-Edged Sword in the Content of ASEAN (Commonwealth Cyber Journal):

    Unflagged Truths: The Role of Factual Content in Fueling Vaccine Hesitancy – A Reexamination (Scientific Inquirer):

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Counter-Extremism Programs: Methods and Metrics for Impact Assessment (Researchgate):

    Generation Z Beats Boomers in Spotting Fake News (VOA):

    Climate change – an evolving threat to international security (Swiss Re Institute):

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    Countering Progressive Extremism (City Journal, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research):

    Strengths and Weaknesses of Using Register Data to Study Extremism and Terrorism (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism):

    The Urgency to Use the Rabat Plan of Action in the Hate Speech Offense (Media Iuris, Indonesia):

    A comprehensive overview of fake news detection on social networks (Social Network Analysis and Mining):

    AI chatbots intentionally spreading election-related disinformation, study finds (euronews):

    EU Internet Referral Unit Transparency Report 2022 (Europol):

    Hashtags and Hate: Decoding Terrorist and Extremist Communication Online (Prof Diana Rieger) (Tech Terror Takedown):

    Where are We with AI? | Cyber Initiatives Group 2024 Summer Summit (The Cipher Brief):

    How Africa’s Legislatures Can Improve Security (Africa Center for Security Studies):

    Climate Change and Human Security, Panel Discussion (Bulan Institute):

    Recent Report Helps Brands Navigate Online Hate Speech in Sport (Beyond Sport):

    A Conceptual Analysis of the Overlaps and Differences between Hate Speech, Misinformation and Disinformation (Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations):

    Explainability and Hate Speech: Structured Explanations Make Social Media Moderators Faster (arXiv):

    Hate Speech in sozialen Netzwerken – Folgen auch für das Arbeitsverhältnis (Küttner):

    “The spread of hatred & lies online is causing grave harm to our world”- UN Chief Press conference (United Nations via YouTube):

    International Day for Countering Hate Speech, 18 June (United Nations):

    Radicalization in the Online Space… Interview with Linda Schlegel and Julian Junk (PRIF):

    Generative AI for the production, spread & detection of disinformation – insights and innovations (EU DisinfoLab):

    A Continual Learning System with Self Domain Shift Adaptation for Fake News Detection (IEEE):

    Independent Engagement on Counterterrorism with the United Nations: Is the Risk Worth the Reward for Civil Society? (IPI Global Observatory):

    The missing gender dimension in risk assessment, 2023 (European Commission):

    Deepfake tweets automatic detection (arXiv):

    Reevaluating Synthesizing Sentiment Analysis on COVID-19 Fake News Detection using Spark Dataframe (IEEE Xplore):

    Panel on Hate Speech (IEEE):

    Fostering Social Media Literacy: Addressing Terrorism and Extremism in the Digital Age (Modern Diplomacy):

    Violent and Hateful Extremism in Mindanao: A Contextual Analysis of the Situation and Development NGO Responses (Deakin University, Australia):

    Toxic Memes: A Survey of Computational Perspectives on the Detection and Explanation of Meme Toxicities (arXiv):

    RAN PRISONS Working Group Meeting – The active role of the inmate in disengagement, deradicalisation and rehabilitation (DDR), Prague13-14 March 2024 (EU RAN):

    Digital cloning of online social networks for language-sensitive agent-based modeling of misinformation spread (PLOS ONE):

    Towards Probing Speech-Specific Risks in Large Multimodal Models: A Taxonomy, Benchmark, and Insights (arXiv):

    Investigating the increase of violent speech in Incel communities with human-guided GPT-4 prompt iteration (Frontiers in Social Psychology):

    How to reverse the alarming trend of health misinformation (American Psychological Association):

    Holistic, proactive approach needed to address extremism (New Straits Times):

    Hate Speech Detection Using Machine Learning and Deep Learning Techniques (Machine Learning, Image Processing, Network Security and Data Sciences):

    POLygraph: Polish Fake News Dataset (arXiv):

    Enhancing Hate Speech Detection in Social Media through Human-Centered Machine Learning Approaches (Åbo Akademi University):

    Biased News Can Be More Dangerous Than Fake News on Social Media (Knowledge at Wharton):

    X takes action on deepfake network smearing UK politicians after BBC investigation (BBC):

    Appell gegen Hass im Netz: Nicht tatenlos zusehen (BR24):

    Parenting choices and parenting styles important in transmission of extremist views within families (Universiteit Leiden):

    Understanding the drivers of violent extremism in the African Sahel: A historical perspective (African Journal of Political Science and
    International Relations):

    Legal Responses to Disinformation and Hate Speech in the Digital Age (SSRN):

    Data Collection in Online Terrorism and Extremism Research: Strengths, Limitations, and Future Directions (CRIMRXIV):

    A multilingual dataset for offensive language and hate speech detection for hausa, yoruba and igbo languages (ResearchGate):

    Worried about Increasing Extreme Violence Worldwide, Speakers in General Assembly Call for Action-Oriented Measures to Protect Vulnerable Populations (United Nations):

    Navigating the infodemic maze: Does information literacy reduce the infodemic? (IFLA Journal):

    Data-Driven Regression Modeling for Measuring the Influence of Infodemic over Social Media (IEEE Xplore):

    Introducing the Extreme Gender Typology: A Gendered Framework for Analysing Extremisms (Monash University):

    Pulling The Plug on Monetizing Disinformation: When Fakes Make Money (Point, Bosnia and Herzegovina):

    Inside the Shadowy Digital Realm of Active Clubs (Homeland Security Today):

    Online threat data and real-world incidents – A comparative analysis (moonshot):

    Push for transparent national hate-crime database (The Northern Daily Leader, Australia):

    Why mental health and neurodivergence should not be used to explain incel violence (The Conversation):

    Misinformed, disinformed, and enfranchised – fake news in an age of democracy and deception (TaylorWessing):

    The surprising psychology behind extremism, and how politics is driving it – podcast (The Guardian):

    Unravelling the gendered undertones of narcissism (ScienceDaily):

    Combating and mitigating disinformation in the 2024 election year in Austria (Austrian Institute of Technology):

    Combating radicalization by algorithm (Compact powered by KPMG Netherlands):

    PM approves reinvigorated counter-terrorism campaign with launch of Operation Azm-e-Istehkam (Radio Pakistan):

    Breaking Barriers With Memes: How Memes Bridge Political Cynicism to Online Political Participation (Social Media + Society, Sage Journals):

    Panel on Extremism and Exploitation (IEEE):

    EU Knowledge Hub – Radicalisation Prevention 2.0 (European Commission):

    Toolkit 7.3: concepts of radicalization, methods of enhancing social support, and impact of online harms (D.Rad):

    What is online ‘misogynist radicalisation’ and should parents be worried? (The New Zealand Herald):

    Stand up against hate speech, Nigerian youths told (Vanguard, Nigeria):

    The Relationship Between Responses to Perceived Strains and Radicalization: A Study of Incels in the Forum (Malmö University):

    MeToo, hashtag#MenToo: how men’s progressive and reactionary actions are shaped by defensiveness (Frontiers in Social Psychology):

    Wavering Resolutions: The UN Security Council On Digital Rights (Access Now):

    Participatory Theatre for Preventing Violent Extremism Through Education – Reflections on Prospects and Preconditions (Journal for Deradicalization):

    As House debate begins, Liberals defend online harms bill as necessary to fight extremism (True North, Canada):

    Cyberbullying a growing concern (Netwerk24, South Africa):

    Misinformation about extreme weather events attributes them to state actors, fueling climate change denialism, report from Climate Facts Europe project finds (EFCSN):

    Hate crime bill unlikely to pass before next election (Irish Legal News):

    From News Sharers to Post Viewers: How Topic Diversity and Conspiracy Theories Shape Engagement With Misinformation During a Health Crisis? (arXiv):

    “Extremism in Gaming Spaces” with Rachel Kowert and Linda Schlegel (Stage Talk, Bellingcat):

    Combating the Rise of Terrorism and Violent Extremism in West Africa and the Sahel – Security Council Arria Formula Meeting (United Nations):

    Silencing the hate: How UNDP is empowering youth to counter online hate speech (UNDP):

    Intolerance, Hate Speech Often Very Cause of Wars, Conflicts, Speaker Tells Security Council (United Nations):

    Gaming the System: The Use of Gaming-Adjacent Communication, Game and Mod Platforms by Extremist Actors (GNET Research):

    How AI Can Help Us Spot Its Own Fakes (Impakter):

    The Role of Cognitive Fusion in Pathways to Violent Radicalization and Deradicalization (Journal for Deradicalization):

    Navigating extremism: A conversation with Elizabeth Neumann (Denison Forum Podcast):

    Beneath the Surface: Terrorist and Violent Extremist Use of the Dark Web and Cybercrime-as-a-Service (UNICRI):

    Mauritanian president calls on West African states to rally against extremism (Arab News):

    Culture, Democracy, and the Fight against Violent Extremism (Africa Center for Strategic Studies):

    Political Effects of the Internet and Social Media (Annual Reviews):

    Sport integrity: EPAS’s contributions to the latest issue of Sport and Citizenship’s magazine (Council of Europe):

    Disinformation is rampant. A new book guides us through what to do (Midday via WYPR):

    D.Rad Labs Report (D.Rad):

    Structural problems with tech platforms prevent fact-checkers from focusing on harm and virality (Poynter.):

    RAN Health WG meeting – The impact of incidents of mass (extremist) violence and related geopolitical developments on mental health and P/CVE, Lisbon 19-20 March 2024 (EU RAN):

    Building resilience to violent extremism (King’s College & XCEPT):

    Label-aware Hard Negative Sampling Strategies with Momentum Contrastive Learning for Implicit Hate Speech Detection (arXiv):

    The government is drafting anti-hate speech laws. Here are 4 things they should include (The Conversation):

    Secretary-General’s press conference to launch the Global Principles for Information Integrity (United Nations Secretary-General):

    Major takedown of critical online infrastructure to disrupt terrorist communications and propaganda (EUROPOL):

    Vol. 33 No. 2 (2024): Malevolent creativity and civil security: The ambivalence of emergent technologies (Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice):

    How the Current Social Media Legislature Landscape Impacts Youth Mental Health (PsychiatricTimes):

    The Metaverse as a Future Threat Landscape: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Perspectives on Terrorism):

    Episode 1: Breaking Cyberbullying: Coping, Intervention, and Prevention (HateCast by Nethate):

    GRASP: A Disagreement Analysis Framework to Assess Group Associations in Perspectives (ACL Anthology):

    ‘I’m unable to’: How generative AI chatbots respond when asked for the latest news (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism):

    67% of Top Brands Inadvertently Fund Misinformation, Stanford Study Finds (NewsGuard’s Reality Check):

    The Rise of AI-Generated Disinformation Websites (

    Tuning into Hate: Uncovering Risks associated with Far Right Music Festivals in France (ICCT):

    Violent Extremism Dynamics – Daisy Muibu (Africa Center for Strategic Studies):

    What if social networks really are the stuff of nightmares? (The Star, Malaysia):

    How can we shape immersive digital worlds democratically (TATuP):

    Is There a Relationship between Psychotic Disorders and the Radicalization Process? A Systematic Review (MDPI):

    Fake news sharers are likely to experience unusual thoughts, University of Westminster research reveals (University of Westminster): (News) (PLOS ONE)

    KI und Extremismus mit Josephine Schmitt und Rainer Rehak. Werkstatt-Gespräch – KI & Bildung (Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung):

    Overview and key findings of the 2024 Digital News Report (Reuters Institute & University of Oxford):

    What Is Radicalisation In Safeguarding: A Deep Dive (Care Skills Training):

    stophate- gemeinsam gegen Hass (Radio Free FM):

    How Islamist Extremists Forge Relationships with Accomplices (Universität Bern):

    Navigating The Journey To Peace: A Study Of Assimilation And Reintegration Of Ex-offenders Of Terrorism (Journal of Law and Sustainable Development):

    IIJ REMVE Initiative: Addressing the Threat of REMVE Radicalization to Violence in the Americas (U.S. Department of State):

    Frameworks, Modeling and Simulations of Misinformation and Disinformation: A Systematic Literature Review (arXiv):

    US economist Van Alstyne proposes warranties to combat misinformation (Universität Passau):

    The surprising psychology behind extremism, and how politics is driving it (The Guardian Science Weekly):

    Media Ethics and Responsibility in the Digital Age (iMEdD):

    Why Inclusion Is the Solution to Countering Domestic Violent Extremism (RTI International):

    Community leaders asked to help resolve localised conflicts and fight extremism (Joy Online, Ghana):

    What role does gender play in preventing and countering violent extremism? (The European Centre for Development Policy Management):

    Eliminating online hate speech to secure women’s political participation (UN Women):

    Your social media diet is becoming easier to exploit. Plausible AI nonsense won’t stop flooding your feed anytime soon (VOX):

    The personality and propaganda puzzle: Exploring the effect of personality on exposure to extremist content online (APA PsycNet):

    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):

    Explainability and Hate Speech: Structured Explanations Make Social Media Moderators Faster (arXiv):

    Expert Spotlight – Electoral Misinformation and Disinformation (Frazer-Nash Consultancy):

    Reclaiming Truth in the Age of Information Disorder (Skoll Foundation):

    PrimeTime Politics: Elizabeth May reviews unredacted NSICOP report – June 11, 2024 (CPAC):

    Prominent misinformation interventions reduce misperceptions but increase scepticism (nature human behavior):

    Reviewing New Science on Social Media, Misinformation, and Partisan Assortment (Tech Policy Press):

    CTED briefs the Global Forum on Illicit Financial Flows and Sustainable Development on implementing measures to counter the financing of terrorism (CTED):

    Germany moves to ease the deportation of foreigners who glorify terrorist acts (AP):

    EU Statement – UN Security Council Arria-formula meeting: Combating the Rise of Terrorism and Violent Extremism in West Africa and the Sahel (Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York):

    Wavering Resolutions: The UN Security Council On Digital Rights (Access Now):

    Podcast series…
    Anti-institutional extremism: Causes and Responses (ICCT):
    Episode 1 with @barbaramola @ToreBjorgo:
    Episode 2 with @APerlige and Martha Crenshaw :
    Episode 3 with @Dr Julia Ebner, Jelle van Buuren:
    Episode 4 with @Erik Akerboom:
    Episode 5 with Ian Moss:

    A Knowledge-Based Deep Learning Approach for Automatic Fake News Detection using BERT on Twitter (Procedia Computer Science):

    Exploring the risk of violent extremism along the border between Northern Benin and Nigeria (Clingendael):

    Mapping the Evolution of Violent Extremism in Kenya: Policy and Strategic Implication (The HORN Bulletin):

    Secretary-General’s message on the International Day for Countering Hate Speech (United Nations): (Message) (Statement)

    RAN Reporters: EXIT Germany looks at a front-line organisation helping people leave neo-Nazi groups (EU RAN):

    RAN FC&S Working Group meeting – Supporting children growing up in an extremist family context, 21-22 March 2024 (EU RAN):

    Women and Youth as Agents of Change: Empowering Key Actors in Countering Extremism (Researchgate):

    „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):

    System-Hostile Milieu: Movement-Like Right-Wing Extremism with Destruction Goals (Authoritarian Temptations and Right-Wing Threat Alliance):

    he criminalization of terrorist offences and strengthening of international cooperation (CTMORSE):

    S4E7 – Counter-terrorism the right way: What are CSOs doing to prevent and combat radicalisation? (Shout Out UK):

    Australia: Online Safety – Statutory review issues paper and Pilot of Age Assurance Technology (BakerMcKenzie):

    Misinformation remains a threat to democracy (nature):

    Desinformation und Fake News (mit Pia Lamberty) (Heinrich Böll Stiftung RLP):

    Webinar – Fact-checking and trust in times of fake news (Eurostat):

    Hate Speech – Total normal? Souad Lamroubal und Dr Nicole Bögelein im Gespräch (Verlag J.H.W. Dietz Nachf.):

    Connecting the dots between stance and fake news detection with blockchain, proof of reputation, and the Hoeffding bound (Cluster Computing):

    The missing gender dimension in risk assessment, 2023 (EU RAN):

    Internet giants could be fined up to $12 million under Austrian hate speech law (Reuters):

    2024 UK General Election: 4 ways the next government can make the internet safer (Center for Countering Digital Hate):

    Spannende Einblicke und Denkanstöße: Internationale Recherche zum Umgang mit Desinformation abgeschlossen (BertelsmannStiftung):

    The dark side of social media: Study reveals link to disturbing nightmares (PsyPost):

    Swatting: A Fictitious Threat Generating Real-World Hazards (GNET Research):

    Breaking Barriers: Examining the digital exclusion of women and online gender-based violence in Sudan (Association for Progressive Communications):

    Halt the Hate: UN Teams Combat Hate Speech (United Nations Sustainable Development Group):

    Every country is grappling with toxic underbelly of the internet: EU Ambassador (Daily Sun, Bangladesh):

    Don’t let violent extremists take advantage of our vulnerabilities – NCCE to political parties, youth groups (Modern Ghana):

    Terrorism and extremism: a present and evolving threat (National Security Podcast):

    ICCT Annual Conference 2024 (ICCT): (Part 1) (Part 2)

    Interventions against Misinformation also Increase Skepticism toward Reliable Sources (Universität Zürich):

    What is the ‘logic’ of intergroup conflict? (Breaking Cycles of Conflict, XCEPT & King’s College War Studies):

    Extremist threat (Dawn, Pakistan):

    Digital ‘Money-pulation’: Breaking down disinformation, misinformation and propaganda (News Court, ntv Kenya):

    Global Crises, Local Impacts: Threats to Social Cohesion and How Cities Can Respond (Strong Cities Network):

    Pakistan’s Counterterrorism Strategy: Beyond Azm-e-Istehkam (RUSI):

    Terrorism as a Strategy of Retribution (ICCT):

    Global Peace Index 2024 (Institute for Economics & Peace):

    Detection of cyberhate speech towards female sport in the Arabic Xsphere (PeerJ):

    French sports minister lauds Mbappé’s ‘absolutely exemplary’ election plea (France24):

    The Role of Media in Shaping Perceptions of Women’s Empowerment: Challenges and Opportunities for Change (Journal of Informatics Education and Research):

    Operation to eliminate terrorism and extremism approved (The Patriot, Pakistan):

    Die Rolle digitaler Medien in der Hinwendung zu islamistischer Radikalisierung. Eine qualitative Interviewstudie (MedienPädagogik):

    S4E8 – The Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Civil Society Organisation Capabilities to Combat Extremism (Media Minded, Shoutout UK):

    Addressing Socioeconomic Grievances to Break the Recruitment Cycle of Extremism (Researchgate):

    Calling all himfluencers: Young men need positive, diverse role models (eSafetyCommissioner, Australian Government): (News) (Report)

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Counter-Extremism Programs: Methods and Metrics for Impact Assessment (Researchgate):

    International Day For Countering Hate Speech 2024 (SOUQ News TV, Nigeria):

    eSafety partners with the European Commission to support enforcement of online safety regulations (eSafetyCommissioner, Australian Government):

    Transatlantic Dialogue Initiative: Elevating the Role of French Cities in Preventing Hate, Violent Extremism and Polarisation, Strengthening Social Cohesion and Safeguarding Local Democracy (Strong Cities Network):

    From Denial to the Culture Wars: A Study of Climate Misinformation on YouTube (Environmental Communication):

    News Consumption and the Illiberal Public Sphere During the COVID-19 Pandemic (The Illiberal Public Sphere):

    Clock ticking for online industry to come up with plan to protect Aussie kids from porn (eSafetyCommissioner, Australian Government):

    How Fake News Poses a Menace in the News Ecosystem? (Countercurrents):

    Misconceptions, Misinformation & Misspent Time Media & Information Literacy for the 21st Century (Adams State University):

    As Pakistan launches its latest counter-terror operation, Islamabad cannot have double standards while dealing with extremism (Firstpost, Pakistan):

    David Masciotra: The Environment for Radicalization (Burn the Boats):

    Ideological attitudes predicting online hate speech: the differential effects of right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation (Frontiers in Psychology):

    Beyond Detection: Disinformation and the Amplification of Toxic Content in the Age of Social Media (NordMedia Network):

    Leveraging Social Media for Peacebuilding: Promoting Positive Messages, Interfaith Dialogue, and Challenging Extremist Narratives (Researchgate):

    Assessing Long-Term Strategies to Effectively Counteracting Online Misogynistic Speech Using a Delphi-Based Future Scenarios Approach (SSRN):

    International Day for Countering Hate Speech 2024 and Its Theme (Bankers’ Adda):

    Supreme Court allows White House to press social media companies to remove disinformation (CNN):

    UNESCO is localizing Global Citizenship Education integration in Kyrgyzstan to promote social cohesion (UNESCO):

    ABS TV GMA Show: Breaking the Silence: Tackling Hate Speech in Nigeria, the Youth Involvement (ABSTelevisionAwka):

    The Dynamics of Central Asian Extremism (Countours, New Lines Institute):

    Hate speech in Bangladesh: Threat to national harmony (Daily Sun, Bangladesh):

    Experts say social media driving young people into right-wing extremism (

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