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GNET Research Digest – June 2022

GNET Research Digest – June 2022
24th June 2022 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.

GNET Report

Veilleux-Lepage, Yannick; Daymon, Chelsea; and Emil Archambault (7 June 2022). “Learning from Foes: How Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists Embrace and Mimic Islamic State’s Use of Emerging Technologies.”

Academic Papers

O’Brien, Mark (16 June 2022). “The Coming of the Storm: Moral Panics, Social Media and Regulation in the QAnon Era.” Information & Communications Technology Law.

Hughes, Brian et al. (14 June 2022). “Ecofascism: An Examination of the Far-Right/Ecology Nexus in the Online Space.” Terrorism and Political Violence.

Stall, Hampton et al. (22 June 2022). “Kyle Rittenhouse and the Shared Meme Networks of the Armed American Far-Right: An Analysis of the Content Creation Formula, right-wing Injection of Politics, and Normalization of Violence.” Terrorism and Political Violence.

Davis, Jessica (9 June 2022). “Understanding the Effects and Impacts of Counter-Terrorist Financing Policy and Practice.” Terrorism and Political Violence. 

Sprejer, Laila et al. (20 June 2022). “An Actor-Based Approach to Understanding Radical Right Viral Tweets in the UK.” Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism.

Fisher Smith, Amy and Sullivan, Charles (13 June 2022). “Exiting Far-Right Extremism: A Case Study in Applying the Developmental Core Need Framework.” Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.

News Articles

George, Anita (16 June 2022). “Discord’s New Content Moderation Tool Will Automatically Block Words and Phrases.” Digital Trends.

Goujard, Clothilde (7 June 2022). “Online platforms now have an hour to remove terrorist content in the EU.” Politico.

Sardarizadeh, Shayan (17 May 2022). Buffalo Shooting: How Far-Right Killers Are Radicalised Online.” BBC.

Karadeglija, Anja (21 June 2022). “Government Should Take Fight Against Ideological Extremism Online, House Committee Report Says.” Toronto Sun.

Myers, Steven Lee and Thompson, Stuart (1 June 2022). “Racist and Violent Ideas Jump From Web’s Fringes to Mainstream Sites.” The New York Times.

Taylor, Josh (16 May 2022). “Australia Quietly Shuts Down Anti-Terror Taskforce set up After Christchurch Attack.” The Guardian.

The Guardian (15 June 2022). “Encrypted Messaging Apps Should be Regulated to Tackle Extremism, Victorian Inquiry Hears.”

Olson, Parmy (17 May 2022). “Europe Is Ahead of the US on Fighting Online Radicalization.” Bloomberg UK.

Jarvie, Jenny and Hennessy-Fiske, Molly (15 May 2022). “A New Generation of White Supremacist Killer.” Los Angeles Times.

Gartenstein-Ross, Daveed and Koduvayur, Varsha (26 May 2022). “Texas’s New Social Media Law Will Create a Haven for Global Extremists.” Foreign Policy.


Basra, Rajan (23 June 2022). “The Future is Now: The Use of 3D-Printed Guns by Extremists and Terrorists.”

Gill, Gerard (20 June 2022). “Nazis, Conspiracists, and the Australian Federal Election.”

Dass, Rueben and Singh, Jasminder (17 June 2022). “‘Mujahideen in the West’: Al-Qaeda’s Newest Attack-Inciting Magazine.”

O, Dani (15 June 2022). “Islamic State Audacity of Hope/Facebook’s Islamic State Problem.”

Liyanage, Chamila (13 June 2022). “The Rise of Narco-Terrorism in the Age of the Internet.”

Lakhani, Suraj (10 June 2022). “The Gamification of Violent Extremism: An Empirical Exploration of the Christchurch Attack.”

Dickel, Valerie (8 June 2022). “‘Victims of Feminism’: Exploring Networked Misogyny and #MeToo in the Manosphere.”

Galloway, Brad et al. (31 May 2022). “The Great Replacement and the Far-Right Music Scene.”

Kriner, Matthew et al. (30 May 2022). “Understanding Accelerationist Narratives: The Great Replacement Theory.”

Doctor, Nathan (24 May 2022). “Rise of the Newest Alt-Tech Platform: Substack.”

Helm, Brenna et al. (23 May 2022). “Examining Incel Subculture on Reddit.”

Lakomy, Miron (17 May 2022). “Why do Online Countering Violent Extremism Strategies Not Work? The Case of Digital Jihad.”

Aniano, Sara (17 May 2022). “Deflection and Denial Following the Buffalo Terror Attack.”

Scrivens, Ryan et al. (9 May 2022). “Differentiating Online Posting Behaviours of Violent and Non-Violent Right-Wing Extremists.”

Torres-Soriano, Manuel (5 May 2022). “How to Erode Terrorists’ Trust in Cyberspace: The Role of Intelligence Services.”

Andrews, Sam and Skoczylis, Joshua (3 May 2022). “Videogames, Twitter and Far-Right Extremism: An Analysis of Twitter Hashtag Networks.”