Once a government or tech company develops a definition of terrorism or violent extremism, it can be difficult to know how to apply these definitions to the variety of ways that terrorism and violent extremism manifests internationally and across online spaces.

This section of the site aims to highlight contextual resources on themes related to applying definitions to the online space.  GIFCT funds the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) to bring forward actionable insights from experts and practitioners around the world to better inform and give context to tech companies, governments, practitioners and other stakeholders in this field. Insights are curated here under context-based themes.


  • 23rd November 2022
    Cranking Out Violence: Conspiracies are Driving More Politically-Motivated Attacks
    Erica Barbarossa and Isabela Bernardo
  • 18th November 2022
    Islamic State Supporters on Twitter: How is ‘New’ Twitter Handling an Old Problem?
    Moustafa Ayad
  • 16th November 2022
    Hitting Rock Bottom: The Radicalising Potential of Celebrity Culture
    Jordan Chapman
  • 14th November 2022
    Islamic Translation Centre (ITC)- Taking Al Qaeda’s Media Jihad Global
    Mona Thakkar
  • 10th November 2022
    ‘All my Heroes are Dead’: The Untimely Demise of The American Futurist – James Mason Partnership
    Dr Bethan Johnson
  • 09th November 2022
    The Role of Perceived Injustice and Need for Esteem on Incel Membership Online
    Brenna Helm and Roberta Liggett O'Malley
  • 04th November 2022
    Social Media, Conspiracies, and Brazil’s Presidential Transition
    Alexis Henshaw
  • 31st October 2022
    Extremists are Seeping Back into the Mainstream: Algorithmic Detection and Evasion Tactics on Social Media Platforms
    Broderick McDonald
  • 26th October 2022
    Ideological Leaderless Resistance in the Digital Age
    Jacob Ware and Cleary Waldo

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