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GNET Research Digest – October 2021

GNET Research Digest – October 2021
23rd November 2021 GNET Team
In Research Digest

Welcome to the October 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

Pieri, Zacharias and Grosholz, Jessica (27 October 2021). “”Soldiers of the Faith”: A Comparative Analysis of White Power Songs and Islamic State Nasheeds.” Deviant Behaviour.

Schneider, Madeline (18 October 2021). “Terror on the Internet: Comparing the United States and European Union Social Media Regulations to Prevent Terrorism.” Indiana International and Comparative Law Review.

Wall, Christopher (7 October 2021). “The (Non) Deus-Ex Machina: A Realistic Assessment of Machine Learning for Countering Domestic Terrorism.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

de Boise, Sam (1 October 2021). “Digitalization and the Musical Mediation of Anti-Democratic Ideologies in Alt-Right Forums.” Popular Music and Society.

Lakomy, Miron (29 September 2021). “Crouching Shahid, Hidden Jihad: Mapping the Online Propaganda Campaign of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-Affiliated Ebaa News Agency.” Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.

News Articles

Dearden, Lizzie (25 October 2021). “Anjem Choudary Orchestrating Online Campaigns in Support of Extremists Despite ISIS Conviction.” The Independent.

Joseph, Cameron (20 October 2021). “Trump is Pushing QAnon Candidates into the GOP Mainstream.” Vice.

Copland, Simon (6 October 2021). “How the Smug Politics of COVID-19 Empowers the Far Right.” The Atlantic.

Kennedy, Dominic (8 October 2021). “Amazon Takes its Cut in Book Deal with Far-Right Leader Mark Collett.” The Times.

Milmo, Dan (13 October 2021). “TechScape: UK Online Safety Bill Could Set Tone for Global Social Media Regulation.” The Guardian.

Harwell, Drew et al. (25 September 2021). “Fallout Begins for Far-Right Trolls who Trusted Epik to Keep Their Identities Secret.” The Washington Post.

Notopoulos, Katie (15 October 2021). “Crazy Days and Nights Readers Fear the Gossip Site has Gone QAnon.” BuzzFeed News.

Sabbagh, Dan (19 October 2021). “Pandemic has Spurred Engagement in Online Extremism, say Experts.” The Guardian.

Quinn, Ben (14 October 2021). “Telegram is Warned App ‘Nurtures Subcultures Deifying Terrorists’.” The Guardian.

Dugan, Kevin (9 October 2021). “QAnon’s Deadly Price.” Rolling Stone.


de Boise, Sam (28 October 2021). “Music and Online Far-Right Extremism.”

Kfir, Isaac (27 October 2021). “Thinking About the Crime-Terror Nexus in the COVID-19 era.”

Wicks, Sammie and Straub, Frank (22 October 2021). “A Call for Orientation and Cultural Competency in Online Extremist Milieus within Prevention Efforts.”

Gill, Gerard (20 October 2021). “The Persistence of QAnon on Mainstream Social Media.”

Kfir, Isaac (14 October 2021). “Algorithms, the Search for Transcendence and Online Radicalisation.”

Liyanage, Chamila (12 October 2021). “Sociocracy: How Far Would the Survivalist Movements go to Evade the Establishment?”

Aniano, Sara (8 October 2021). “”Digital Soldier Reporting for Duty”: Far-Right Reactions to Major App Outages.”

Caiani, Manuela (4 October 2021). “Between Real and Virtual: Far-Right Mobilisation Strategies in Eastern Europe.”

Molas, Barbara (30 September 2021).“”He Looks Like a Clown”: Why is the Far-Right Mocking Fascists on Reddit?”

Gill, Gerard (27 September 2021). “Using Text Analysis to Visualise a Neo-Nazi Leadership Change.”