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Author archive for Meili Criezis

  • Feb142022

    Fade to Black: Islamic State Supporter’s Reactions to the Death of Leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi

    On 3 February 2022 US President Joe Biden announced the death of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the leader of the…

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  • Feb022022

    Islamic State Food Enthusiasts: IS Supporters and Their Handwritten Notes of Support In Response to the Ghweran Prison Siege

    Near the end of January, Islamic State fighters began their siege on Ghweran Prison in Hasakah, Syria followed by a…

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  • Nov122021

    Remaining and Expanding or Surviving and Adapting? Extremist Platform Migration and Adaptation Strategies

    Despite the often-decentralised nature of extremists and violent extremists in online spaces, there is clear evidence that they attempt to…

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  • Aug312021

    Erstwhile Allies and Community Convergence: A Preliminary Study of Online Interactions Between Salafi-Jihadists and White Supremacists

    Recent research has begun to explore the overlaps and interactions between Salafi-jihadist and white supremacist movements and their supporters. Examining…

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  • Aug132021

    Insurrection Snapshot: Emerging Narrative Themes Following the January 6 Storming of the US Capitol

    Although individuals on the far right, fascists, and white supremacists had a prior presence on Telegram, the aftermath of the…

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  • Mar182021

    Rhetoric of Hate: A Case Study in Anti-East Asian Bigotry

    On 16 March 2021, a man carried out a series of shootings at three massage parlours in Atlanta, Georgia which…

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  • Jan272021

    From MAGA to the Fringe: What Was Happening Online Before the 6 January Insurrection and What Can We Do Now?

    The last four to five years have seen a higher visibility surrounding the “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) pro-Trump movement…

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  • Jan182021

    Redpill the “Parler Refugees”: White Supremacist Strategies for Radicalising Trump Supporters on Telegram

    On 6 January, insurrectionists stormed the US capitol and disrupted the confirmation of election results in the House and Senate;…

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  • Nov132020

    Baghdadi Fan Mail

    An earlier version of this Insight incorrectly mentioned Denmark in the table below, instead of Austria. This has now been…

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  • Jul302020

    Telegram’s anti-IS Campaign: Effectiveness, Perspectives, and Policy Suggestions

    In November, Telegram and Europol launched a two-day coordinated campaign focused on removing Islamic State (IS) channels, groups, and pro-Islamic…

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