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GNET Research Digest – May 2020

GNET Research Digest – May 2020
31st May 2020 GNET Team
In Research Digest

Welcome to the May 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

Bechtold, Eliza (18 May 2020). “Terrorism, The Internet, And The Threat to Freedom of Expression: The Regulation of Digital Intermediaries in Europe And The United States.” Journal of Media Law.

Winkler, Carol et al. (14 May 2020). “Shifts in The Visual Media Campaigns of AQAP And ISIS After High Death And High Publicity Attacks.” Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.

Johnston, Melissa et al. (12 May 2020). “The Lure of (Violent) Extremism: Gender Constructs in Online Recruitment and Messaging in Indonesia.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Hunter, Lance et al. (2 May 2020). “Internet Connectivity And Domestic Terrorism in Democracies.” International Journal of Sociology.

News Articles

Mekhennet, Souad (17 May 2020). Far-Right Groups Are Spreading Racist, False Claims About Shooting Victim Ahmaud Arbery, Analysts Say.” Washington Post.

Kuloglija, Nermina (12 May 2020). “Ultra-Right Groups Show Their Face in Bosnian Town.” Balkan Insight.

Perez, Sarah (4 May 2020). “Tumblr Now Removes Reblogs in Violation of Its Hate-Speech Policy, Not Just The Original Posts.” Tech Crunch.

Robertson, Adi (18 May 2020). “Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Against Facebook For Hosting Terrorists.” The Verge.

Harper, Colin (23 May 2020). “No, ISIS is Not Using Bitcoin to Hide $300 Million.” Forbes.

Owen, Tess (13 May 2020). “White Supremacists Built a Website to Doxx Interracial Couples- And It’s Going to be Hard to Take Down.” Vice.

Charter, David (16 May 2020). “‘Boogaloo Boys’ Prepare For Next American Civil War in Hawaiian Shirts.” The Times.

Temperton, James (9 May 2020). “The 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Has Taken a Dark Turn.” Wired.

Harley, Nicky (1 May 2020). “Social Media Platforms Allow Blacklisted Extremists to Use Accounts.” The National.

Parkin, Simon (2 May 2020). “‘A Threat to Health is Being Weaponised’: Inside the Fight Against Online Hate Crime.” The Guardian.


Gad, Angie (28 May 2020). “The Coronavirus Isn’t Immune From the Far-Right.”

Taneja, Kabir and Iyer, Prithvi (26 May 2020). “The Internet and Lone Wolf Terrorism in India.”

Wegener, Friederike (21 May 2020). “How the Far-Right Uses Memes in Online Warfare.”

Richards, Peita (18 May 2020). “Call to Arms: Social Media and Far-Right Narratives of COVID-19.”

Pelzer, Robert (14 May 2020). “Early Warning? Opportunities and Limits of Automated Internet Monitoring.”

Henshaw, Alexis (13 May 2020). “Extremist Responses to COVID-19 in Latin America.”

Greer, Ryan (11 May 2020). “Weighing the Value and Risks of Deplatforming.”

Kingdon, Ashton (7 May 2020). “The Gift of the Gab: The Utilisation of COVID-19 for Neo-Nazi Recruitment.”

Ware, Jacob et al. (6 May 2020). “Remembering Toronto: Two Years Later, Incel Terrorism Threat Lingers.”

Mines, Andrew (4 May 2020). “The Risks of a Telegram Crypto-Wallet.”

Beese, Yorck (1 May 2020). “Shooting for 1080p Full HD- Assessing Islamic State’s Cameras.” 

Pantucci, Raffaello (29 April 2020). “Jihadactivist.”

Gaspar, Hande (28 April 2020). “Salafist Groups’ Use of Social Media and Its Implications for Prevention.”

Comerford, Milo and Davey, Jacob (27 April 2020). “Comparing Jihadist and Far-Right Extremist Narratives on COVID-19.”