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.


Regional Trends

While experts can point to overarching global trends in terrorism and violent extremism, we also know that there are significant regional and country-based variables in how these groups recruit, mobilize, propagandize, and coordinate attacks. There are also varying international trends in the types of platforms terrorists and violent extremists use in different parts of the world, their overarching aims and the ways their aims manifest online. GNET includes expert insights from academics and practitioners all over the world, feeding in the nuances and adversarial shifts they report on.

  • 02nd April 2024
    Virtual Battlegrounds: Understanding the Online Campaign of Baloch Separatist Groups in Pakistan
    Sajid Aziz
  • 22nd March 2024
    The COVID-19 Pandemic Exploited by Extremists: A Comparative Analysis of Indonesia and Germany
    Yosua Praditya
  • 13th March 2024
    Combating Online Extremism in the Global South: Lessons from COVID-19 Misinformation Flows
    Esteban Villa-Turek
  • 08th March 2024
    The Role and Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Extremist Fuelled Election Misinformation in Africa
    Jake Okechukwu Effoduh
  • 06th March 2024
    The Ultimate Game: What We Learned from Mobilising Gamers During Brazil’s Elections
    Mariana Ribeiro and Court Williams
  • 04th March 2024
    ‘Why Not Bring Weapons to School?’: How TikTok’s Algorithms Contribute to a Culture of Violence in Brazilian Schools
    Beatriz Buarque
  • 12th February 2024
    Indonesian Terrorists’ Attempts to Interfere with the 2024 Indonesian Election
    Benjamin Mok and Alif Satria
  • 01st February 2024
    Pakistan Under Threat: Why ISKP’s Online Campaign Against Pakistan is a Global Concern
    Adam Rousselle
  • 22nd January 2024
    Harnessing Peacetech for Socio-Political Resilience in Benin
    Jaynisha Patel

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