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GNET Research Digest – February 2022

GNET Research Digest – February 2022
25th February 2022 GNET Team
In Research Digest

Welcome to the February 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

Hamid, Nafees and Ariza, Cristina (21 February 2022). “Offline Versus Online Radicalisation: Which is the Bigger Threat?”

Academic Papers

Gentry, Caron (8 February 2022). “Misogynistic Terrorism: It has Always Been Here.” Critical Studies on Terrorism.

Fernandez de Mosteyrin, Laura and Martini, Alice (16 February 2022). “Meaning and Context in Analysing Extremism: the Banalisation of the Far-Right in Spanish Public Controversies.” Critical Studies on Terrorism.

Skoczylis, Jacob and Andrews, Sam (14 February 2022). “Strain Theory, Resilience, and Far-Right Extremism: The Impact of Gender, Life Experiences and the Internet.” Critical Studies on Terrorism.

Ravecca, Paulo et al. (1 February 2022). “What are They Doing Right? Tweeting Right-Wing Intersectionality in Latin America.” Globalizations.

Howard, Tiffiany et al. (7 February 2022). “Extremist Radicalization in the Virtual Era: Analyzing the Neurocognitive Process of Online Radicalization.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

White, Jessica (4 February 2022). “Finding the Right Mix: Re-Evaluating the Road to Gender-Equality in Countering Violent Extremism Programming.” Critical Studies on Terrorism.

News Articles

Landi, Martyn (9 February 2022). “Facebook Launches UK Tool to Redirect Users Away From Extremist Searches.” The Independent.

Webb, Amy (14 February 2022). “The Next Pandemic Could Start With a Terrorist Attack.” The Atlantic.

Ling, Justin (8 February 2022). “5G and QAnon: How Conspiracy Theorists Steered Canada’s Anti-Vaccine Trucker Protest.” The Guardian.

Bradshaw, Tim et al. (15 February 2022). “UK Home Office Demands Big Tech Block ‘Legal but Harmful’ Posts.” The Financial Times.

Dearden, Lizzie (20 January 2022). “‘Extreme Fascist Terror Cell’ Recruited Children While Making Explosives and 3D-Printed Gun, Court Hears.” The Independent.

Yang, Maya (9 February 2022). “One in Five Applicants to White Supremacist Group Tied to US Military.” The Guardian.

Meaker, Morgan (3 February 2022). “Germany Has Picked a Fight With Telegram.” Wired.

Stokel-Walker, Chris (8 February 2022). “The Alt-Right on Facebook Are Hijacking Canada’s Trucker Blockade.” Wired.

Culliford, Elizabeth et al. (22 February 2022). “Spotify’s Joe Rogan Saga Spotlights Podcast Moderation Challenges.” Reuters.

Robins-Early, Nick (21 February 2022). “Disinformation for Profit: Scammers Cash in on Conspiracy Theories.” The Guardian.


Henshaw, Alexis (24 February 2022). “Communication Technologies, Conspiracies, and Disinformation in Latin America: COVID-19 and Beyond.”

Davis, Jessica (18 February 2022). “Crowdfunding and Protest Financing: Emergency Law in Canada.”

Andrews, Sam and Skoczylis, Joshua (17 February 2022). “Understanding Attitudes to Extremism in Gaming Communities.” 

Daymon, Chelsea and Criezis, Meili (14 February 2022). “Fade to Black: Islamic State Supporter’s Reactions to the Death of Leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi.”

Rasoulikolamaki, Sahar (9 February 2022). “Islamic State’s Quest for Legitimacy through Contradictory Messaging.”

Schlegel, Linda (7 February 2022). “Creating Digital Narrative Worlds: The Promises of Transmedia Storytelling for P/CVE Narrative Campaigns.”

Criezis, Meili (2 February 2022). “Islamic State Food Enthusiasts: IS Supporters and Their Handwritten Notes of Support In Response to the Ghweran Prison Siege.”

Onuoha, Alexandria (31 January 2022). “The Manosphere Isn’t Just White: Black Femicide and the Radicalisation of Black Male Youth.”