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GNET Research Digest – May 2021

GNET Research Digest – May 2021
30th May 2021 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.

On 26 May we held our First Annual GNET Conference. A series of five panels were held across the day, showcasing the work of many of our contributors around the world. These panels were recorded, and will be posted online in due course. Thank you to everyone who participated, and who helped make our event such a success!

GNET Report

Khalil, Lydia (5 May 2021). “GNET Survey on the Role of Technology in Violent Extremism and the State of Research Community – Tech Industry Engagement.”

Academic Papers

Ingram, Kiriloi (4 May 2021). “An Analysis of Islamic State’s Gendered Propaganda Targeted Towards Women: From Territorial Control to Insurgency.” Terrorism and Political Violence.

Scrivens, Ryan et al. (6 May 2021). “Examining Online Indicators of Extremism in Violent Right-Wing Extremist Forums.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Beaujouan, Juline (20 May 2021). “Investigating the Influence of Islamic State’s Discourse in Jordan.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Davies, Garth et al. (10 May 2021). “A Witch’s Brew of Grievances: The Potential Effects of COVID-19 on Radicalization to Violent Extremism.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Caiani, Manuela et al. (26 May 2021). “Online Hate Speech and the Radical Right in Times of Pandemic: The Italian and English Cases.” Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture.

News Articles

Wood, Richard and Clarke, David (26 May 2021). “Letter: Big Tech Must Tackle Fraudsters by Adopting User Verification.” Financial Times.

Collins, Nathalie (18 May 2021). “Jacinda Ardern Calls for ‘Ethical Algorithms’ to Combat Online Extremism.” New Zealand Herald.

Mathias, Christopher (26 May 2021). “An Elementary School Teacher’s Secret Life as a White Nationalist Writer.” Huffington Post.

Miller-Idriss, Cynthia and Corke, Susan (8 May 2021). “How Parents can Learn to Recognize Online Radicalization and Prevent Tragedy- In 7 Minutes.” USA Today.

Hern, Alex (12 May 2021). “Online Safety Bill: A Messy New Minefield in the Culture Wars.” The Guardian.

Gilbert, David (26 May 2021). “QAnon’s Antisemitism is Finally Being Displayed in Full.” VICE.

Petrizzo, Zachary (12 May 2021). “Clubhouse, Popular New Conversation App, Starts Booting Far-Right Extremists.” Salon.

Dilanian, Ken (10 May 2021). “DHS Launches Warning System to Find Domestic Terrorism Threats on Public Social Media.” NBC News.

Armstrong, Mark (15 May 2021). “World Leaders Take Part in ‘Christchurch Call’ Conference to Tackle Online Radicalisation.” Euronews.

Culliford, Elizabeth (26 May 2021). “QAnon Slogans Disappearing from Mainstream Sites, say Researchers.” Reuters.

France24 (25 May 2021). “Belgium Startled by Online Support for Rogue Soldier.”


Storyful (28 May 2021). “The Boogaloo Movement, Coded Communication and the Need for Context-Based Moderation.”

Lakomy, Miron (25 May 2021). “Mapping the Turkestan Islamic Party’s Online Propaganda Networks.”

Herath, Chamin et al. (24 May 2021). “Polarisation and the Pandemic: The Alternative fur Deutschland’s Narration of COVID-19 on Twitter.”

Khalil, Lydia (20 May 2021).“Violent Extremism: The Ghost or the Machine?”

Nsaibia, Héni and Lyammouri, Rida (19 May 2021). “The Digital Transformations of Al-Qaeda and Islamic State in the Battle Against Online Propaganda.”

Raffish, Brett (17 May 2021). “Defining the Delta Between Hashed Terrorist Content and All Terrorist Content.”

Scrivens, Ryan et al. (13 May 2021). “Examining Online Indicators of Extremism in Violent Right-Wing Extremist Forums.”

Berger, J.M. (12 May 2021). “The Out-Group in the In-Group.”

Sumpter, Cameron (10 May 2021). “Collaboration and Legislation: Confronting Online Violent Extremism from New Zealand.”

Rezrazi, El Mostafa and Essafi, Brahim (7 May 2021). “Online Jihadist Chants: An Access Point for Incitement of Violence.”

Carrier, Danielle et al. (6 May 2021). “”I will never forget this for as long as I live”: Social Learning at the Capitol Hill Siege.”

Krebs, Shiri (4 May 2021). “Predictive Technologies in Preventative Counterterrorism.”