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GNET Research Digest – August 2022

GNET Research Digest – August 2022
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GNET Research Digest – August 2022

Welcome to the August 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/ARC Webinar –  12 September at 5 pm BST / 12 pm ET. 

GNET and The Accelerationism Research Consortium (ARC) are hosting a joint panel discussion centred on the research findings and the tech sector’s response to the May 2022 Buffalo attack. Aligning with GNET’s and ARC’s missions, this event will cover the following:

– The shooter’s antisemitic and racist worldviews;
– The shooter’s status as a product of militant accelerationism;
– Where this attack fits into the spate of right-wing extremist attacks in recent years;
– The shooter’s use of technology in the lead up to and during the attack; and
– The application of the Content Incident Protocol (CIP), GIFCT’s response to emerging and active terrorist events.

Featuring talks with Erin Saltman, Marc-André Argentino, Matt Kriner and moderated by Meghan Conroy.

GNET Report
Bodo, Lorand and Inga Kristina Trauthig (1 August 2022). “Emergent Technologies and Extremists: The DWeb as a New Internet Reality?”
Academic Papers

Asmiayah, Nur, Ressi Rosalianita & Laili Nur Jannah (16 August 2022). “The Role of Islamic Education Teachers of the Digital Era in Realizing Madani (Civil) Society”. Al-Islam: Journal of Religion and Civilization.

Moskalenko, Sophia et al. (11 August 2022). “Secondhand Conspiracy Theories: The Social, Emotional and Political Tolls on Loved Ones of QAnon Followers”. Democracy and Security.

Barber, Kathryn (8 August 2022). “(Re)framing rape: A sociocognitive discourse analysis of sexual violence at the intersection of white and male supremacy.” PhD thesis, Cardiff University.

Grobbelaar, Alta (4 August 2022). “Media and Terrorism in Africa: Al-Shabaab’s Evolution from Militant Group to Media Mogul”. Insight on Africa.

Mehran, Weeda et al. (1 August 2022). “Two Sides of the Same Coin? A Largescale Comparative Analysis of Extreme Right and Jihadi Online Text(s)”. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

Baele, Stephane et al. (30 July 2022). “Super- (and hyper-) posters on extremist forums”. Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism.

Roose, Joshua & Joana Cook (28 July 2022). “Supreme Men, Subjected Women: Gender Inequality and Violence in Jihadist, Far Right and Male Supremacist Ideologies.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

Halpin, James & Chris Wilson (25 July 2022). “How online interaction radicalises while group involvement restrains: a case study of Action Zealandia from 2019 to 2021”. Political Science.

Ruddy, Christopher (24 July 2022). “The Devil is in the Detail: Assessing Threat-Framing in Violent Extremist Discourses”. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

News Articles

Shammas, Brittany (21 August 2022). “TikTok and Meta ban self-described misogynist Andrew Tate”. The Washington Post.

Hall, Richard (19 August 2022). “Extremism experts sounds the alarm as Trump supporters threaten civil war on TikTok”. The Independent.

Powers, Benjamin (19 August 2022). “Web3 has been criticized for being used by extremists. That’s not quite the case — yet.” Grid.

Grant, Melissa (18 August 2022). “QAnon goes to Washington. Again.”. The New Republic.

Schlegel, Linda (10 August 2022). “How extremists are seeking to exploit gaming”. BCS.

Nix, Naomi (10 August 2022). “Facebook bans hate speech but still makes money from white supremacists”. The Washington Post.

Banias, MJ (10 August 2022). “Are incels the future face of terrorism?” The Debrief.

Adams, Richard and Sally Weale (3 August 2022). “Revealed: UK children being ensnared by ‘far-right ecosystem’ online”. The Guardian.