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Extremist Responses to Coronavirus


Extremist Responses to Coronavirus

  • Aug242020

    Online Extremist Funding Campaigns: COVID-19 and Beyond

    On 5 August 2020 the United States District Court for the District of Columbia filed a criminal complaint for forfeiture…

  • Jun012020

    Jihadists see COVID-19 as an Opportunity

    Jihadists in general have cautiously welcomed the COVID-19 pandemic, seeing it mostly as a problem for their enemies and an…

  • May282020

    The Coronavirus Isn’t Immune From the Far-Right

    Far-right extremists online leap from one topic to another, trolling, distorting, and amplifying everything from widespread news stories to more…

  • May182020

    Call to Arms: Social Media and Far-Right Narratives of COVID-19

    Whilst most of us isolating due to COVID-19 trawl social media for factual information, updated guidelines and messages of hope…

  • May132020

    Extremist Responses to COVID-19 in Latin America

    Expansion of the COVID-19 pandemic has been leveraged by armed non-state actors in numerous ways. Much of the attention to…

  • May072020

    The Gift of the Gab: The Utilisation of COVID-19 for Neo-Nazi Recruitment

    Following the confiscation of the domain of the right-wing forum Fascist Forge, neo-Nazi recruiters have been migrating over to the…

  • Apr272020

    Comparing Jihadist and Far-Right Extremist Narratives on COVID-19

    It should come as no surprise that extremist groups are talking about COVID-19. Beyond the immediate public health emergency, this…

  • Apr212020

    Online Antisemitism in Times of COVID-19

    On 7 April, Germany’s Commissioner on antisemitism Felix Klein warned of a surge in antisemitism with the spread of the…

  • Apr212020

    5G and the Far Right: How Extremists Capitalise on Coronavirus Conspiracies

    Not since 9/11 has a global event given so much opportunity to conspiracy theorists as the novel coronavirus pandemic.  The…

  • Apr152020

    “#CoronaJihad”: How the Far-Right in India is Responding to the Pandemic

    A number of far-right extremists have recently taken to social media platforms to spread conspiratorial content about COVID-19. Such conspiracy…

  • Apr152020

    Coronavirus and Official Islamic State Output: An Analysis

    ‘Islamic State is avoiding Europe/telling fighters to avoid Europe’: headlines and stories along these lines circulated in many media outlets…

  • Apr082020

    The Coronavirus as a Means to an End: Extremist Reinterpretations of the Pandemic

    Various aspects of society and everyday life have become affected by the clampdown on the Coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions…

  • Apr082020

    The COVID Conspiracy Files

    The world is now four months into the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant infodemic. Though efforts have been made to…

  • Mar132020

    The Coronavirus and Islamic State Supporters Online

    As the world focuses on the spread and containment of the coronavirus (COVID-19), statements on the virus are also appearing…