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GNET Research Digest – January 2020

GNET Research Digest – January 2020
3rd February 2020 GNET Team
In Research Digest

Welcome to the January edition of the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) research digest.

Your digest contains a selection of relevant news, research, academic journal articles, and GNET Insights relating to terrorist use of technology.

Academic Papers

Ganesh, Bharath, “Weaponizing white thymos: flows of rage in the audiences of the alt-right.” Cultural Studies (January 2020).

Shaban, Sara, “Teenagers, Terrorism, and Technopanic: How British Newspapers Framed Female ISIS Recruits as Victims of Social Media.” International Journal of Communication 14(2020), 535–555.

Mahmood, Rafat, and Michael Jetter. “Communications Technology and Terrorism.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 64, no. 1 (January 2020): 127–66.

Scrivens, Ryan and Conway, Maura (2020) “The roles of “old” and “new” media tools and technologies in the facilitation of violent extremism and terrorism”. In: Leukfeldt, Rutger and Holt, Thomas J., (eds.) The Human Factor of Cybercrime. Routledge Studies in Crime and Society. Routledge (Taylor & Francis), London & New York, pp. 286-309.

Kim, Tonghoon, and David J. Atkin. “How Government Surveillance Policies Modify SNS Use in South Korea.” Journal of Information Policy 9 (2020): 214-37.

News Articles

Peake, Eleanor (10 January 2020). “How she ghosted me: the men being radicalised by Tinder data.” New Statesman.

Stubbs, Jack et al (27 January 2020). “Exclusive: Hackers acting in Turkey’s interests believed to be behind recent cyberattacks – sources.” Reuters.

Goode, Lauren and Matsakis, Louise (7 January 2020). “Amazon Doubles Down on Ring Partnerships With Law Enforcement.” Wired.

Cox, Matthew (7 January 2020). Army Warns Public to Ignore Fake Draft Notices via Text Message.”

Edelman, Gilad (1 January 2020). “California’s Privacy Law Goes Into Effect Today. Now What?” Wired.

Lomas, Natasha (7 January 2020). “Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media.” Tech Crunch.

Greenberg, Andy (3 January 2020). “How Iran’s hackers Might Strike Back After Soleimani’s Assassination.” Wired.

Interpol (24 January 2020). “Libyan officers trained on tackling the online activities of their terrorist targets.”

Solon, Olivia (9 January 2020). “Microsoft launches tool to identify child sexual predators in online chat rooms.” NBC News.

Camargo, Chico (21 January 2020). “YouTube’s algorithms might radicalise people- but the real problem is we’ve no idea how they work.” The Conversation.

Dearden, Lizzie (5 January 2020). “Terrorists who ‘self-radicalise’ online are bigger threat than attackers sent by ISIS, counterterror chief says.” The Independent.


Cronin, Audrey (23 January 2020). “Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists.” Oxford University Press.


Vale, Gina (29 January 2020). The Yazidi Genocide: We Are Listening.”

Cook, Joana (20 January 2020). “Incels.”

Allchorn, William (17 January 2020). “Technology and the Swarm: A Dialogic Turn in Online Far-Right Activism.”

Winter, Charlie (31 December 2019). “Online extremism: Research trends and gaps in the knowledge.”

Rudolf, Inna (31 December 2019). “Communication strategy by Iraq’s Religious Authorities.”

Cook, Joana (31 December 2019). “Women of the Islamic State Online.”

Keen, Florence (31 December 2019). “From Iron March to Fascist Forge.”

Haid, Haid (31 December 2019). “Trading Weapons on Social Media Applications.”

Crawford, Blyth (31 December 2019). “Chan Culture and Violent Extremism.”

Schroter, Marie (31 December 2019). “AI for Content Moderation – What Can We Expect?”