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VOX-Pol Newsletter 11(2) February 2024
February 13, 2024
Welcome to Volume 11, Issue 2 of the monthly VOX-Pol Newsletter. VOX-Pol SUMMER EVENTS Swansea University is delighted to, once again, host the VOX-Pol Summer School in 2024. This week-long course will run from Monday 10 to Friday 14 June 2024 (from 9am-5pm) and is designed to provide early career researchers with an expert-led curriculum on ...
New VOX-Pol report: The Last Twitter Census
January 23, 2024
The newest VOX-Pol Publication, The Last Twitter Census by JM Berger, is now available free-to-access on the VOX-Pol Publications page. This report compares two large random samples of Twitter accounts that tweet in English: one taken just before Elon Musk acquired Twitter in October 2022, and one taken three months later, in January 2023. It also examines several related ...
Data Collection in Online Terrorism and Extremism Research: Future Directions
January 10, 2024
By Ryan Scrivens, Joshua D. Freilich, Steven M. Chermak, and Richard Frank The role of the Internet in facilitating violent extremism and terrorism is a primary concern for many researchers, practitioners, and policymakers around the world. The so-called Islamic State, an internationally designated terrorist organization, released a steady stream of video-recorded beheadings of Western hostages ...
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VOX-Pol Newsletter 11(1) January 2024
January 9, 2024
Welcome to Volume 11, Issue 1 of the VOX-Pol Newsletter. INTRODUCING THE NEW VOX-Pol WEBSITE The VOX-Pol website is relaunched! The new site has been refreshed and redesigned to reflect our work as an international research network on online extremism and terrorism. Alongside the Events, Blog, News and Newsletter pages, it now also features: Next ...
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VOX-Pol Newsletter 10(4) December 2023
December 5, 2023
Welcome to Volume 10, Issue 4 of the VOX-Pol Newsletter. UPCOMING VOX-Pol ONLINE EVENTS Look out for two VOX-Pol online events coming up in December. The first of the VOX-Pol Next Gen Academic Survival Workshops takes place on Wednesday 6 December on the topic of Early Career Researcher Safety, Well-Being, and Ethics. We will explore the complexities, challenges, and dangers of studying ...
Webinar Series: Through The Looking Glass
October 10, 2023
The webinar series Through the Looking Glass: How To Incorporate Visual Material Within Research, begins on Friday 20 October and runs until Wednesday 29 November. The series features VOX-Pol members and institutions, and is free and open to all. The webinar series is hosted by the National Centre for Research Methods and organised by the ...
The VOX-Pol Guest Lecture Series, Autumn 2023
October 6, 2023
VOX-Pol is pleased to share the Autumn 2023 Guest Lecture Series on our YouTube Channel. The lectures are freely available for use in teaching and research, and we encourage our viewers to share them with your own networks. Introductory lecture Presenters: Stuart Macdonald, VOX-Pol Coordinator, and Jonathan Collins, VOX-Pol NextGen Network. Title: An Introduction to ...
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VOX-Pol Newsletter 10(3) September 2023
September 5, 2023
Welcome to Volume 10, Issue 3 of the VOX-Pol Newsletter. UPCOMING EVENT A launch event for the Tech Against Terrorism Europe (TATE) project takes place in Paris on Thursday, 28 September 2023, from 14:30 to 20:30. The event will bring together relevant actors in countering the terrorist use of the internet, in particular the diverse stakeholders involved in implementing ...
The Top Five Most-Read VOX-Pol Blog Posts of 2023
August 30, 2023
The VOX-Pol Blog publishes weekly articles on the topic of online extremism and terrorism. This year’s VOX-Pol Blog posts have covered issues with a global reach, such as incels, the far right, disinformation, online regulations, and platforms. The Blog also covered research-related concerns such as researcher welfare and interdisciplinary collaboration. This year we featured four book ...
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VOX-Pol Newsletter 10(2) June 2023
June 6, 2023
Welcome to Volume 10, Issue 2 of the VOX-Pol Newsletter. UPCOMING WEBINAR The EU Regulation on Terrorist Content Online (TCO): What It Means for Tech Platforms, Thursday 22 June 2023, 1800 CET. This webinar will introduce the work of Tech Against Terrorism Europe (TATE), established to drive greater awareness about the EU’s new regulation on online terrorist content. VOX-Pol ...