An academic research network on

ONLINE EXTREMISM AND TERRORISM

What is VOX-Pol?

VOX-Pol is a world-leading research network on online extremism and terrorism. It is a global network, with 30 member institutions from 12 different countries across Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia. VOX-Pol researchers have expertise in jihadism, the extreme right and left, nationalist-separatist actors, and emerging forms of extremism.

Highlights

Blog Post
Examining Online Behaviours: Violent and Non-Violent Right-Wing Extremists During Peak Posting Days
Jonathan Collins
By Ryan Scrivens For more on these findings and the nature of the study in general, see the full manuscript which was recently…

June 19, 2024
Blog Post
Unmasking the Dark Side of Humour: Far-Right Strategic Mainstreaming in Memes
Amy-Louise Watkin
By Ursula Schmid, Heidi Schulze and Antonia Drexel Memes are an important part of social media communication, frequently associated with…

June 12, 2024
Blog Post
VOX-Pol Newsletter 11(6) June 2024
Louise Laing
Welcome to Volume 11, Issue 6 of the monthly VOX-Pol Newsletter. VOX-Pol AT TASM The Terrorism and Social Media (TASM)…

June 11, 2024

Online Library

Our Online Library collects in one place a large volume of publications related to various aspects of violent online political extremism.

Latest Blog Posts

Blog
Examining Online Behaviours: Violent and Non-Violent Right-Wing Extremists During Peak Posting Days
June 19, 2024
By Ryan Scrivens For more on these findings and the nature of the study in general, see the full manuscript which was recently published open access in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. Despite the ongoing need for practitioners to identify violent right-wing extremists (RWEs) online before their engagement in violence offline, there is little empirical knowledge about their digital footprints in general ...
Blog
Unmasking the Dark Side of Humour: Far-Right Strategic Mainstreaming in Memes
June 12, 2024
By Ursula Schmid, Heidi Schulze and Antonia Drexel Memes are an important part of social media communication, frequently associated with contemporary (pop)culture. Even though most people use memes for benign purposes, beneath the surface of seemingly innocent jokes lies a darker underbelly: there has been a substantial debate regarding the use of memes to spread ...

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