The EU Internet Referral Unit (IRU): Addressing terrorist content online
June 21, 2023
By Camille Antunes Online platforms and social media channels have given new opportunities for terrorists to reach more audiences, significantly enhancing their ability to radicalise and recruit. As a result, online monitoring has become vital to prevent the dissemination of violent extremist and terrorist content online that can contribute to radicalisation, and counter-terrorism operations. As ...
Presenting VOX-Pol’s 2021 Year in Review
March 22, 2022
VOX-Pol has just published Violent Extremism and Terrorism Online in 2021: The Year in Review, authored by Maura Conway (Dublin City University), Amy Louise Watkin (University of the West of Scotland), and Seán Looney (University of Exeter). This year’s report was produced via RAN Policy Support, and funded by the European Commission. About the report The 2021 Year in Review treats developments in ...
Delivering Interventions Online
October 14, 2020
By Robert Örell How do violent right-wing extremists exploit the online space? Violent right-wing extremists (VRWE) use the online space to spread their ideology and to reach vulnerable individuals to recruit online. The online platforms operated by extremist groups oftentimes help these vulnerable youngsters form new relations and build a new identity online. They report ...
VOX-Pol Upcoming Participation in RAN Workshop on the Civil Society Empowerment Programme
March 14, 2017
On 15-16 March, VOX-Pol Programme Manager, Lisa McInerney, will participate in the EU’s Radicalisation Awareness Network’s (RAN) Civil Society Empowerment Programme’s kick-off workshop. The Civil Society Empowerment Programme (CSEP) is an initiative produced by the European Commission with the support of partners in the Internet industry; Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft. CSEP brings together internet ...