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.


CT Efforts/Positive Interventions

Counterterrorism and counter-extremism campaigns and interventions online have evolved in recent years. These efforts aim to intervene in processes of radicalization, deplatform known extremist networks, redirect users to counterspeech content and positive alternatives, or direct users to resources that can help them disengage from violent extremist networks. International academics have been evolving the intervention space to discuss measurement and evaluation of these campaigns and programs, as well as looking to the future in assessing where interventions can evolve and innovate.

  • 24th February 2023
    Technochauvinism and Online Extremism
    Robert Zipp
  • 09th February 2023
    Preventing Extremism through Storytelling and Gaming
    Jordan Chapman
  • 16th January 2023
    The Internet and Radicalisation Pathways: Technological Advances, Mental Health and the Role of Attackers
    Jonathan Kenyon
  • 12th January 2023
    Offline and Online Gender-Based Violence: Extremism Risk Assessment Tools and the Rise of the Incel Rebellion
    Esli Chan
  • 08th December 2022
    Research as Resistance: A Target-Centred Approach to Studying Anti-Queer and Trans Violence
    Anna Meier
  • 28th November 2022
    Challenging the Gatekeepers: the Experiences of Women of Colour Researchers in the Terrorism Studies Field
    Meili Criezis
  • 25th November 2022
    The Challenges and Potential of Harnessing Technology for the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence and Violent Extremism
    Jacqui True and Asher Flynn
  • 19th October 2022
    Playing Against Radicalisation: Why Extremists are Gaming and How P/CVE Can Leverage the Positive Effects of Video Games to Prevent Radicalisation
    Linda Schlegel
  • 21st September 2022
    The Role of User Agency in the Algorithmic Amplification of Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content
    Ellie Rogers

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