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GNET Research Digest – August 2023

GNET Research Digest – August 2023
26th October 2023 GNET Team
In Research Digest

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.

Academic Papers

Jones, Isabel et al. (29 August). Young guns: Understanding a new generation of extremist radicalization in the USInstitute for Strategic Dialogue. 
Julien, Chris (26 August). Collective Identity, Sexual Coercion, and Hegemonic Masculinity: Machine Learning and the Discourse of the ManospherePenn State PhD Dissertation. 
Krona, Michael & Olivia Caskey (24 August). The Gangster and the Bride: The Media Representation of Masculinity and Femininity in News Coverage of Jihadi Terrorists. Terrorism and Political Violence.
Ebner, Julia, Christopher Kavanagh & Harvey Whitehouse (23 August). Measuring socio-psychological drivers of extreme violence in online terrorist manifestos: an alternative linguistic risk assessment modelJournal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism. 
Praditya, Yosua (21 August). The COVID-19 Pandemic Exploited by Extremists: A comparative study between Indonesia and Germany. Indonesian Journal of International Relations.
Antinori, Arije (18 August). Online Research Techniques and Methodologies in the Study of Left-Wing ExtremismThe Palgrave Handbook of Left-Wing Extremism.
Mughal, Rabya et al. (16 August). Public Mental Health Approaches to Online Radicalisation: An Empty Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 
Huber, Antoinette Raffaela, Gavin Hart & Mark Littler (14 August). Misogyny as a Gateway to Far-Right Hate: A Quantitative Exploration in Great BritainThe Routledge Handbook of Far-Right Extremism in Europe. 
Chua, Yi Ting & Lydia Wilson (9 August). Beyond Black and White: the Intersection of Ideologies in Online Extremist CommunitiesEuropean Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 

News Articles

Artinger, Brenna (31 August). Buddhist Nationalism and Extremism in Myanmar and North AmericaE-International Relations. 

Reilly, Ryan J (31 August). Proud Boy Joe Biggs faces decades in prison in Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy caseNBC News. 

Shaw, Aaron (30 August). Social media, extremism, and radicalization. Science Advances. 

Chen, Annie et al. (30 August). Subscriptions and external links help drive resentful users to alternative and extremist YouTube channelsScience Advances. 

Wallace-Wells, Benjamin (29 August). How to treat right-wing violence in the US. The New Yorker. 

Binley, Alex (28 August). Jacksonville shooting: Racist gunman kills three black people in Florida storeBBC. 

Hunfeld, Katharina (26 August). Far-Right Political Violence Is on the Rise in GermanyJacobin.

Dolan, Eric W (22 August). Study identifies three distinct “incel” profiles and suggests “incels” should not be broadly labeled as violent extremistsPsyPost.

Sharma, Vaasu (5 August). Lure of Jihad: How role of women in Islamic State is changing and gaining significanceFirstpost.


Deedman, Jon (30 August). For the AI Generation, We Need Education as Much as Regulation

Siegel, Daniel & Bilva Chandra (29 August). ‘Deepfake Doomsday’: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Amplifying Apocalyptic Islamist Propaganda

Meier, Anna (24 August). ‘Salad Bar Extremism’ as White Distraction: The (In)coherence of a Category

Koch, Ariel (23 August). White Jihad: The Jihadification of White Supremacy

Pinheiro Machado, Rosana, Debora Diniz, Athus Cavalini, Fabio Malini & Wagner Silva Alves (21 August). Examining Support for the 2023 Brazilian Coup Attempt: Gender Stereotypes and Occupational Trends in a Radicalised Digital Ecosystem

Williams, Thomas James Vaughan, Calli Tzani & Maria Ioannu (18 August). Discrepancies Between Social Media Policy and User Experience: A Preliminary Study of Extremist Content

Weimann, Gabriel (16 August). Meta Terror?: The Threats and Challenges of the Metaverse

Venckunaite, Deina, Connor Rees & Lella Nouri (14 August). A Move from Nazism to Nationalism: Changes in Far-Right Online Discourse Post-Ukraine Conflict

Information Network Focus on Religious Movements (11 August). Cults and Online Violent Extremism: Individual Risk Assessments

Information Network Focus on Religious Movements (9 August). Cultic Fandoms: Columbine and Ted Kaczynski

Information Network Focus on Religious Movements (7 August). Online Cultic Milieus: QAnon and Anti-Vax Conspiracy Movements

Information Network Focus on Religious Movements (3 August). ‘Cultic’ Religious Groups: Order of Nine Angles

Information Network Focus on Religious Movements (1 August). An Introduction to Cults and Online Violent Extremism