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GNET Research Digest – December 2021

GNET Research Digest – December 2021
5th January 2022 GNET Team
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Welcome to the December 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.

GNET Report

Stall, Hampton; Prasad, Hari and Foran, David (13 December 2021). “Can the Right Meme? (And How?): A Comparative Analysis of Three Online Reactionary Meme Subcultures.”

Academic Papers

Papale, Simone (16 December 2021). “Fuelling the Fire: Al-Shabaab, Counter-Terrorism and Radicalisation in Kenya.” Critical Studies on Terrorism.

Jensen, Michael and Kane, Sheehan (14 December 2021). “QAnon-Inspired Violence in the United States: An Empirical Assessment of a Misunderstood Threat.” Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.

Nugent, William et al. (20 December 2021). “The Relationship Between Violent Political Rhetoric and Mass Shootings.” Journal of Social Service Research.

DeCook, Julia and Kelly, Megan (2 December 2021). “Interrogating the “Incel Menace”: Assessing the Threat of Male Supremacy in Terrorism Studies.” Critical Studies on Terrorism.

News Articles

Culliford, Elizabeth (15 December 2021). “Zoom has Joined Tech Industry Counterterrorism Group.” Reuters.

Lamoureux, Mack (3 December 2021). “Neo-Nazis are Gaming Twitter’s New Rules, Exactly Like People Warned.” Vice.

Sabbagh, Dan and Syal, Rajeev (9 December 2021). “Record Number of Children in Britain Arrested Over Terror Offences.” The Guardian.

Guynn, Jessica and Carless, Will (8 December 2021). “White Ideology, Nazi Ideology Still a Big Problem for Instagram.” USA Today.

Boffey, Daniel (17 December 2021). “‘Anti-5G’ Necklaces are Radioactive and Dangerous, Dutch Nuclear Experts Say.” The Guardian.

Scott, Mark (19 December 2021). “Islamic Extremists Sidestep Facebook’s  Content Police.” Politico.

Harwell, Drew (2 December 2021). “Far Right is Using Twitter’s New Rule Against Anti-Extremism Researchers.” Washington Post.

Liebermann, Oren and Starr, Barbara (20 December 2021). “Pentagon Defines Prohibited Behaviour in Effort to Tackle Extremism.” CNN.

BBC (22 December 2021). “Oxford Woman Arrested for Encouraging Terrorism Online.”

NDTV (10 December 2021). “India at SCO Discusses Ways to Deal With Misuse of Internet by Terrorists.”


Whittaker, Joe and Herath, Chamin (20 December 2021). “Online Radicalisation: Moving Beyond a Simple Dichotomy.”

Allchorn, Wiliam (16 December 2021). “Towards a Truly Post-Organisational UK Far Right? The Usefulness of a Newly Emergent Concept.”

Molmen, Guri (14 December 2021). “The Role of the Internet in the Radicalisation of Extreme-Right Lone Actors.”

White, Kesa (7 December 2021). “Webmasters of Hate: Right-Wing Extremists Are Getting Smarter Online.”

Lakomy, Miron (30 November 2021). “Understanding the Internet Propaganda Campaign of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-Affiliated Ebaa News Agency.”