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.

  • 17th July 2023
    Beyond Fake News: Meta-Ideological Awareness (MIA) as an Antidote to Conspiracy and Radicalisation
    Ryan Nakade and Jack Wippell
  • 03rd July 2023
    Falling Through the Cracks: Gender Bias in Online Counter-Terrorism and Prevention
    Bàrbara Molas
  • 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
  • 24th March 2023
    Youths Challenging Violent Extremism through Digital Platforms in the Philippines
    Primitivo III Cabanes Ragandang
  • 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

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