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Author archive for Dr. William Allchorn

  • Oct092023

    Far-Right Extremist Exploitation of AI and Alt-Tech: The Need for P/CVE Responses to an Emerging Technological Trend

    Content warning: This Insight contains examples of anti-Semitic & Islamophobic, far-right propaganda. Introduction Far-right groups have increasingly been able to…

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  • Mar222022

    The Role of Violent Conspiratorial Narratives in Violent and Non‐Violent Extreme Right Manifestos Online, 2015‐2020

    The Executive Summary and Overview is also available in French, German, Arabic, Indonesian and Japanese. Please read on for the…

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  • Dec162021

    Towards a Truly Post-Organisational UK Far Right? The Usefulness of a Newly Emergent Concept

    Despite recent hype around a post-organisational phase in extremist movements, the notion of a decentralised, leaderless group or movement –…

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  • Sep232021

    From Direct Action to Terrorism: Canadian Radical Right Narratives and Counter-Narratives at a Time of Volatility

    For several years now, radical right extremist groups and their terror potential have been on the radar of Canada’s Security…

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  • Jun072021

    The Role of Conspiratorial Narratives in the Violent Radicalisation of Right-Wing Lone Actors

    Conspiracy theories have been talked about a lot recently as a key ingredient in the radicalisation of right-wing lone actor…

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  • Apr262021

    From Gangs to Groupuscules & Solo-Actor Terrorism: New Zealand Far-Right Narratives and Counter-Narratives in the Context of the Christchurch Attack

    At 1.40pm on 15 March 2019, Christchurch shooter, Brenton Heston Tarrant, approached the Al-Noor Mosque near the city’s Hagley Park.…

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  • Feb222021

    Turning Back to Biologised Racism: A Content Analysis of Patriotic Alternative UK’s Online Discourse

    The UK far-right has experienced a marked transition in the past decade from parliamentary to more extra-parliamentary forms of activism.…

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  • Aug132020

    Moving Away from Islamist Extremism: Assessing Counter Narrative Responses to the Far-Right Online

    Over the past decade and a half, counter-narratives – defined as ‘messages that…, deconstruct or delegitimise extremist narratives’ (Tuck and…

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  • Apr062020

    Cumulative Extremism Online: How Moral and Strategic Aims Predict Narrative Escalation

    Often when extremisms come about, they don’t occur in isolation. In the UK, for example, the emergence of extremist mobilisations…

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  • Jan172020

    Technology and the Swarm: A Dialogic Turn in Online Far-Right Activism

    Earlier this week, the outgoing director general of the UK’s domestic intelligence agency, Sir Andrew Parker, suggested that technology was…

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