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.


  • 09th May 2023
    Christgram: White Christian Extremism on Telegram
    Jakob Guhl
  • 03rd May 2023
    The Internet Consortium for Online Safety: How Collaborative Tech, Not Legislation, Could Prevent Harmful Content Proliferation
    Jon Deedman
  • 01st May 2023
    Ari’s Mission: Educating Young Audiences on Conspiracy Theories Through Fictional Narratives
    Linda Schlegel
  • 27th April 2023
    The Lineage of Violence: Saints Culture and Militant Accelerationist Terrorism
    Jonathan Lewis, Joshua Molloy and Graham Macklin
  • 21st April 2023
    Wilayat Facebook and Instagram: An Exploration of Pro-IS Activities on Mainstream Platforms
    Meili Criezis
  • 19th April 2023
    The Return of the Virtual ‘Caliphate’? Mapping the Evolution of the Islamic State’s Information Ecosystem
    Miron Lakomy
  • 17th April 2023
    Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP): Operating with Impunity Online
    Archie Macfarlane
  • 14th April 2023
    Extremist NFTs: How Does Blockchain Immortalise Extremism?
    Dr. Chamila Liyanage
  • 13th April 2023
    Violent Assemblages: Rethinking Screens, Media, and Lone Wolf Terrorism
    Manfredi Pozzoli

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