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
Grievance, Pseudohistory, and AI: A Powerful Recipe for The Generation of Extremist Narratives?
Amy-Louise Watkin
By Daniel E. Levenson Successful ideologues and leaders in extremist movements have long been aware of the power that misleading,…

July 17, 2024
Publication
How the Islamic State Uses ‘Virtual Lessons’ to Build Loyalty

Year: 2017
Aurthor: Gagné, A. and Argentino, M.

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
Grievance, Pseudohistory, and AI: A Powerful Recipe for The Generation of Extremist Narratives?
July 17, 2024
By Daniel E. Levenson Successful ideologues and leaders in extremist movements have long been aware of the power that misleading, but powerfully Manichean, pseudo-historical narratives can have on audiences. The foundation of this propagandistic material is often rooted in self-serving mythologies which justify the scapegoating of others and validation of the deeply felt grievances that ...
Blog
We research online ‘misogynist radicalisation’. Here’s what parents of boys should know
July 10, 2024
By Steven Roberts, Monash University and Stephanie Wescott, Monash University Many parents are worried about their children using social media. But these concerns tend to focus on privacy, exposure to explicit material or contact with strangers. As researchers looking at sexism and misogyny in Australian schools and the influence of social media, we think it ...

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