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.

Christchurch Call

After the Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand in 2019 the Christchurch Call to Action was launched by the New Zealand and French governments. From this, the Christchurch Call Advisory Network was formed to provide advice for this multi stakeholder collaboration. More recently, new laws have been proposed, which have been questioned in their effectiveness regarding Christchurch Call partnerships.

  • 16th March 2022
    A Review of International Multi-Stakeholder Frameworks for Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism Online
    Maddie Cannon
  • 10th May 2021
    Collaboration and Legislation: Confronting Online Violent Extremism from New Zealand
    Cameron Sumpter
  • 07th September 2020
    ‘Normal’ Authority? – Who’s Got the Power in a Democratic Information Environment
    Katja Theodorakis

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