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VOX-Pol talks to Belgian public broadcaster about the online strategies of radical groups
February 3, 2015
VOX-Pol’s Principle Investigator Dr Maura Conway and Professor Ian Brown of the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), a VOX-Pol partner institution, appeared on VRT, Belgium’s Flemish language public broadcaster, earlier this month. Professor Brown and Dr Conway discussed the role of the Internet in violent extremism and the social media strategies of radical groups such as ...
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Fight against terrorism online must protect & respect human rights – MacKinnon
January 29, 2015
Rebecca MacKinnon, co-founder of Global Voices Online and Director of the Ranking Digital Rights project at New America, testified on Tuesday before the the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Sub-committee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation, and Trade on ‘The Evolution of Terrorist Propaganda: The Paris Attack and Social Media.’ MacKinnon will be speaking at VOX-Pol’s 5 – 6 March workshop at Central ...
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VOX-Pol organises panel at CPDP conference
January 22, 2015
There was standing room only at the VOX-Pol panel at yesterday’s CPDP conference. The 8th International Conference on Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) is ongoing in Brussels until Friday, 23 January. The event features 70 panels covering a wide range of current debates such as mobile technologies, border surveillance, big data, encryption, privacy and ...
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Call for extended abstracts: VOX-Pol Workshop on the role of social media and internet companies in responding to violent online extremism (5-6 March, Budapest)
January 20, 2015
On March 5-6, 2015, the VOX-Pol network will convene a workshop at Central European University in Budapest on the role of social media and internet companies in responding to violent online political extremism and the impacts on freedom of expression. This call is especially timely given the Joint Statement of EU Ministers for Interior and ...
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Agenda: Ethics and Politics of Online Monitoring of Violent Extremism Workshop
January 17, 2015
Monday 19 January 12.00-13:00: Lunch 13:00-15:00: Session One Chair: Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute Sadhbh McCarthy, Centre for Irish and European Security: The role of trust, insights and confidence on the use of OSINT (or SOCMINT) for intelligence purposes incl. in relation to the identification of violent extremism Akil Awan, Royal Holloway, University of London: ...
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Workshop: Behavioural Underpinnings of Violent Online Political Extremism (December 2 – 3, 2014, Berlin)
October 27, 2014
This workshop will revolve around ongoing VOX-Pol funded research being carried out at University College London’s Department of Security and Crime Science. Over the past few years, a number of concerns have been raised about the nature of the Internet’s relationship with terrorism. Despite these growing concerns, both literatures have lacked somewhat an empirical focus.The ...
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Call for extended abstracts: Workshop on the ethics and politics of online monitoring of violent extremism (January 19-20, 2015, Brussels)
October 27, 2014
On 19-20 January 2015, the VOX-Pol network is organising a workshop in Brussels on the ethics and politics of the day-to-day monitoring of the Net for material promoting violent extremism — by police, intelligence agencies, the Internet industry, and private groups and individuals. It will be a fully participative event, with short keynotes from leading experts ...
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Invitation to publish VOX-Pol inaugural conference papers
October 23, 2014
Participants at VOX-Pol’s inaugural conference at King’s College London in August shared exciting and innovative new research into the process of online radicalisation, and into social media behaviour of violent political extremists. We are now inviting all speakers to publish the research you presented by submitting papers to one of the two special issues of ...
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Invitation to post on VOX-Pol blog
October 8, 2014
Is your research related to violent online political extremism and/or violent online radicalisation? Would you like to share some of your findings, reflections, and thoughts with an audience with similar research interests? If so, how about making a guest contribution to the VOX-Pol blog? We will publish your contribution and communicate it to our partners and followers, ...
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Request for contributions to online bibliography
October 8, 2014
We are compiling a bibliography of research related to the topics of violent online political extremism and radicalisation. We aim to make the bibliography as extensive as possible and are inviting you to contribute by sending us details of any published research that you think should be included. Research published in all media formats—print, video, and audio—are ...