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GNET Research Digest – June 2021

GNET Research Digest – June 2021
9th July 2021 GNET Team
In Research Digest

Welcome to the June 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

Knupfer, Helena and Matthes, Jorg (1 June 2021). “An Attack Against Us All? Perceived Similarity and Compassion for the Victims Mediate the Effects of News Coverage about Right-Wing Terrorism.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Torres-Soriano, Manuel (21 June 2021). “Barriers to Entry to Jihadist Activism on the Internet.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Holt, Thomas et al. (18 June 2021). “Examining the Characteristics That Differentiate Jihadi-Associated Cyberattacks Using Routine Activities Theory.” Social Science Computer Review.

El Karhili, Nagham et al. (9 June 2021). “Islamic/State: Daesh’s Visual Negotiation of Institutional Positioning.” Journal of Media and Religion.

Ramakrishna, Kumar et al. (23 June 2021). “Countering Violent Islamist Extremism in Muslim Mindanao the 4M Way: The Role of Alternative Narratives.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Koren, Ore et al. (16 June 2021). “Fragile States, Technological Capacity, and Increased Terrorist Activity.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Zeng, Jing and Schafer, Mike (16 June 2021). “Conceptualizing “Dark Platforms”. Covid-19-Related Conspiracy Theories on 8kun and Gab.” Digital Journalism.

News Articles

Miller, Christopher (9 June 2021). “An International Neo-Nazi Group Thought to Have Been Dissolved is Recruiting Again in the US.” BuzzFeed News.

Rodrigo, Chris (15 June 2021). “Researchers Say They Have Unmasked a Major QAnon Influencer.” The Hill.

Clarke-Ezzidio, Harry and Majid, Aisha (9 June 2021). “How the Far Right is Radicalising British Children.” New Statesman.

Adams, Tim (20 June 2021). “QAnon and on: Why the Fight Against Extremist Conspiracies is Far From Over.” The Guardian.

CNN Politics (14 June 2021). “READ: FBI Warning to Lawmakers That QAnon Conspiracy Theorists May Become More Violent.”

Dearden, Lizzie (15 June 2021). “Police Issue Warning Over Terrorist Use of 3D-Printed Guns as UK Neo-Nazi Jailed.” The Independent.

Amarasingam, Amarnath and Davey, Jacob (11 June 2021). “Canada’s Online Ecosystem of Hate is Thriving.” The Globe and Mail.

Hadley, Adam (31 May 2021). “Terrorists Are Hiding Where They Can’t be Moderated.” Wired.

Makuch, Ben (22 June 2021). “Ex-Marine and Neo-Nazi Told Followers How to Shoot Truckers to Dismantle Supply Chain.” Vice.

Townsend, Mark (20 June 2021). “BBC Tightens Security After Anti-Vaxxer ‘Death Threats’ to Staff.” The Guardian.


El Houdaigui, Rachid (24 June 2021). “Terrorism and New Technology.”

Argentino, Marc-André (22 June 2021). “Extremism Unmasked.” 

Saverot, Damien (22 June 2021). “Creating a New Space for French Revolutionary Nationalists on the Internet.”

Leidig, Eviane (21 June 2021). “Far-Right in the Global South: Adapting and Applying Tech Policies Locally.”

Zelin, Aaron (17 June 2021). “Affirmations of Support and Rituals of Jihadi Martyrdoms.”

Mustafa, Fatima (16 June 2021). “Stopping Terrorist Violence, One Cellphone Shutdown at a Time.”

Aniano, Sara (14 June 2021). “The Darker Side of Social: QAnon Instagram Comments Before the Capitol Riots.”

Liyanage, Chamila (14 June 2021). “QAnon and the Great Awakening: How the Deep Web Rewrites Ideologies and Beliefs.”

Henshaw, Alexis (11 June 2021). “Crime, Cryptocurrency, and El Salvador’s Big Bet on Bitcoin.”

McSwiney, Jordan et al. (10 June 2021). “Gab’s Gift to the Far-Right.”

Raffish, Brett (9 June 2021). “A Proprietary Solution to GIFCT’s Consolidated List Problem.”

Allchorn, William (7 June 2021). “The Role of Conspiratorial Narratives in the Violent Radicalisation of Right-Wing Lone Actors.”

Moses, Lyria Bennett (2 June 2021). “Tracking Violent Extremism Online and the Challenge of Open-Source Intelligence.”

Taneja, Kabir (1 June 2021). “Choosing Offline: Why India’s ‘Other’ Insurgencies Have not Gone Digital.”