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GNET Research Digest – March 2022

GNET Research Digest – March 2022
24th June 2022 GNET Team
In Research Digest

Welcome to the March 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

Allchorn, William; Dafnos, Andreas; and Gentile, Francesca (22 March 2022). “The Role of Violent Conspiratorial Narratives in Violent and Non‑Violent Extreme Right Manifestos Online, 2015‑2020.”

Academic Papers

Lakomy, Miron (17 March 2022). “Why Do Online Countering Violent Extremism Strategies Not Work? The Case of Digital Jihad.” Terrorism and Political Violence.

Thomas, Emma et al. (13 March 2022). “Reclaim the Beach: How Offline Events Shape Online Interactions and Networks Amongst Those Who Support and Oppose Right-Wing Protest.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Scrivens, Ryan (22 March 2022). “Examining Online Indicators of Extremism among Violent and Non-Violent Right-Wing Extremists.” Terrorism and Political Violence.

Loadenthal, Michael (27 February 2022). “Feral Fascists and Deep Green Guerrillas: Infrastructural Attack and Accelerationist Terror.” Critical Studies on Terrorism.

Han, Xiaoting and Yin, Chenjun (14 March 2022). “Mapping the Manosphere. Categorization of Reactionary Masculinity Discourses in Digital Environment.” Feminist Media Studies.

Windisch, Steven and Simi, Pete (4 March 2022). “More Than a Joke: White Supremacist Humour as a Daily Form of Resistance.” Deviant Behavior.

News Articles

Townsend, Mark (6 March 2022). “‘Fascist Fitness’: How the Far Right is Recruiting with Online Gym Groups.” The Guardian.

Johnson, Khari (7 March 2022). “The Hidden Role of Facial Recognition Tech in Many Arrests.” Wired.

Goforth, Claire (8 March 2022). “Far-Right Conspiracy Theorists Regurgitate Russian Propaganda About U.S. Bioweapons Labs in Ukraine.” The Daily Dot.

Yang, Maya (4 March 2022). “US White Supremacist Propaganda Was at Historically High Levels in 2021.” The Guardian.

Gilbert, David (2 March 2022). “Here’s Why QAnon Believes Vladimir Putin is the Good Guy.” Vice.

Evans, Martin (17 March 2022). “Well-Educated, Middle-Class Children Lured Into Terrorism ‘Through Video Games’.” The Telegraph.

Bloomberg (21 March 2022). “Russia Bans Facebook and Instagram Under ‘Extremism’ Law.”

Hurley, Bevan (23 March 2022). “The Yoga Class Killer, Misogynistic Extremism and how We’re Missing the Signs in Men who go on to Kill Women.” The Independent.

Harley, Nicky (9 March 2022). “UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Vows to Focus on Online Extremism.” The National.

Byman, Daniel (23 March 2022). “When Hate Goes Viral.” Foreign Policy.


Scrivens, Ryan (24 March 2022). “Examining Online Indicators of Extremism Among Violent and Non-Violent Right-Wing Extremists.”

Buarque, Beatriz (21 March 2022). “Why Some Far-Right Circles are Contributing to Vladimir Putin’s Disinformation Campaign.”

Cannon, Maddie (16 March 2022). “A Review of International Multi-Stakeholder Frameworks for Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism Online.”

Molas, Barbara (14 March 2022). “”Victims of the Holocaust”: The ‘Freedom Convoy’ Subreddits as Spaces for Antisemitism and Far-Right Radicalisation.” 

Englund, Galen and Bunmathong, Luxinaree (9 March 2022). “Understanding the Game: Bridging Research Gaps at the Nexus of Gaming and Extremism.”

Aniano, Sara (7 March 2022). “Far-Right Responses to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine.”

Criezis, Meili (2 March 2022). Islamic State Supporters Keeping Tabs on Ukraine”

Arianti, V. and Rahmah, Unaesah (28 February 2022). “The Death of Islamic State’s Leader Abu Ibrahim Al-Qurashi: What’s Next for Indonesian IS Supporters.”