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GNET Research Digest – August 2020

GNET Research Digest – August 2020
28th August 2020 GNET Team
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Welcome to the August 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

Urman, Aleksandra and Katz, Stefan (20 August 2020). “What They Do in The Shadows: Examining the Far-Right Networks on Telegram.” Information, Communication & Society.

Rauchfleisch, Adrian and Kaiser, Jonas (20 August 2020). “The German Far-Right on YouTube: An Analysis of User Overlap and User Comments.” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

Scrivens, Ryan et al. (12 August 2020). “Triggered by Defeat or Victory? Assessing the Impact of Presidential Election Results on Extreme Right-Wing Mobilization Online.” Deviant Behavior.

Kruglova, Anna (27 July 2020). “”I Will Tell You a Story About Jihad”: ISIS’s Propaganda and Narrative Advertising.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

News Articles

Greenberg, Andy (13 August 2020). “ISIS Allegedly Ran a Covid-19 PPE Scam Site.” Wired.

Ray, Siladitya (13 August 2020). “DOJ Seizes Accounts With Millions of Dollars in Cryptocurrency Used by al-Qaeda, ISIS, Hamas.” Forbes.

Philip, Snehesh (21 August 2020). “Terrorists Use Body Cameras to Film Attack in J&K, Forces Say It’s an Attempt to Glorify Act.” The Print.

Tiffany, Kaitlyn (18 August 2020). “The Women Making Conspiracy Theories Beautiful.” The Atlantic.

Barbero, Michele (16 August 2020). “How Tintin Became an Unlikely Poster Boy For The Far Right.” Wired.

Collins, Ben and Zadrozny, Brandy (19 August 2020). “QAnon Groups Hit by Facebook Crackdown.” NBC.

Peck, Robert (3 August 2020). “The Hate-Fueled Rise of r/The_Donald- and Its Epic Takedown.” Wired.

Owen, Tess (13 August 2020). “The Boogaloo Bois Are All Over Facebook.” Vice.

Bell, Stewart (13 August 2020). “How the Toronto-Registered Websites of Al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban Were Taken Down.” Global News.

Roose, Kevin (12 August 2020). “QAnon Followers Are Hijacking the #SaveTheChildren Movement.” The New York Times.


Beese, Yorck (27 August 2020). “An Interview on Islamic State’s Media Work in 2014 – Five Questions with Medyan Dairieh Part 2.”

Kruglova, Anna (25 August 2020). “”I Will Tell You a Story About Jihad”: IS’s Propaganda and Narrative Advertising.”

Daymon, Chelsea (24 August 2020). “Online Extremist Funding Campaigns: COVID-19 and Beyond.”

Kfir, Isaac (21 August 2020). “Counterterrorism and Terrorist Innovation.”

Beyer, Carsten (20 August 2020). “Editing for the Caliphate: Assessing Islamic State’s Editing Process and Equipment.”

Winkler, Carol (19 August 2020). “Militant Group Attacks Types and Shifts in Media Campaigns.”

Copeland, Simon (17 August 2020). “Terrorist e-Autobiographies: An Underexamined Form of Online Propaganda?”

Sumpter, Cameron (14 August 2020). “Catfishing to Counter Extremism: Lessons from an Indonesian Experiment.”

Allchorn, William (13 August 2020). “Moving Away from Islamist Extremism: Assessing Counter Narrative Responses to the Far-Right Online.”

Beese, Yorck (12 August 2020). “An Interview on Islamic State’s Media Work in 2014 – Five Questions with Medyan Dairieh Part 1.”

Marone, Francesco (11 August 2020). “Italy and the Vatican in Islamic State Propaganda.”

Legrand, Tim (10 August 2020). “State-Sponsored Right-Wing Extremism: A Hybridity of Threat to Liberal Democracy.”

Gaudette, Tiana et al. (7 August 2020). “The Role of the Internet in Facilitating Violent Extremism: Insights from Former Right-Wing Extremists.”

Lewis, Jonathan (5 August 2020). “Facebook’s Disruption of the Boogaloo Network.”

Lyammouri, Rida and Eddazi, Youssef (3 August 2020). “The Digital Fight Against Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.”

Franco, Joseph (3 August 2020). “Terrorism Legislation in the Social Media Age.”