VOX-Pol’s Coordinator Maura Conway Joins Swansea University’s Legal Innovation Lab
August 5, 2020
On Friday 31 July it was announced that VOX-Pol Coordinator, Professor Maura Conway, will join the Legal Innovation Lab Wales, an initiative within Swansea University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. Maura Conway is Professor of International Security in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) and Project Coordinator of the ...
Where to Publish Academic Research on Online Extremism and Terrorism?: What We Can Learn from Journal Article Entries in VOX-Pol’s Online Library
May 7, 2020
By Louise Laing and Maura Conway One of the questions we get asked quite often at VOX-Pol—by not just PhD students and early career researchers, but established scholars too and, in fact, that we quite often ask ourselves! — is ‘what are appropriate academic journals for publication of research on online extremism and terrorism?’ A generic ...
An Overview of Radical Right-focused Presentations at #TASMConf 2019
July 10, 2019
By Pamela Ligouri Bunker and Robert J. Bunker The 2019 Terrorism and Social Media (TASM) Conference took place on 25 and 26 June 2019 at Swansea University Bay Campus, Wales, United Kingdom. The conference was organised by Swansea University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law and its Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC), with the support ...
VOX-Pol and Security Distillery Symposium – Extremism: Online Networks and Offline Violence
March 26, 2019
On 20 March 2019, VOX-Pol and the Security Distillery hosted a symposium in Dublin City University titled ‘Extremism: Online Networks and Offline Violence’. The Security Distillery is an initiative from young researchers for (young) researchers, with the aim of turning complex issues into simple matters in order to provide quality, accessible information for students and ...
The UK Extreme Right on Twitter: Restricting Access to Extremist Content Online
October 18, 2017
By Lorand Bodo In recent years, governments and companies have had to respond to the phenomenon of terrorists and other violent extremists using the Internet, especially social media platforms, to propagate their messages and as a tool for radicalisation. For example, the UK government recently proposed to tighten the law concerning the viewing of violent ...
VOX-Pol Participation in the ECPR General Conference, Oslo
September 15, 2017
The ECPR General Conference was held on 6 — 9 September 2017 in the University of Oslo. The conference attracted scholars from throughout the world and at all stages of their careers. The Academic Programme consisted of lectures, roundtables, and themed sections and panels covering all the main areas of political science, political theory, and international relations. VOX-Pol’s Reem Ahmed (University ...
Media coverage of VOX-Pol Report ‘Disrupting Daesh’
August 25, 2017
Maura Conway – Disrupting Daesh: Measuring Takedown of Online Terrorist Material & Its Impacts VOX-Pol Coordinator, Maura Conway, discusses the findings of VOX-Pol’s August 2017 report ‘Disrupting Daesh: Measuring Takedown of Online Terrorist Material and Its Impacts’. Twitter ‘becoming less effective’ as platform for Islamic State Twitter is becoming less effective as a platform for ...
VOX-Pol Participation in Society for Terrorism Research 11th Annual International Conference
August 14, 2017
The Society for Terrorism Research 11th Annual International Conference was held on 14 – 15 August 2017 in New York. It was organised by New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. The conference consisted of eight panels over two days. Contributions were made at the conference by VOX-Pol’s Dr. Paul Gill and Dr. Emily Corner ...
VOX-Pol participation in Terrorism & Social Media Conference
July 5, 2017
The Terrorism and Social Media Conference (TASM) was held on 27 to 28 June in Swansea University. The event kicked off with a keynote speech by Prof. Bruce Hoffman from Georgetown University entitled “The Threat From ISIS and al Qaeda: Contextualising the Role of Social Media” in which he emphasised that social media has played a serious ...
New Book Terrorists’ Use of the Internet by VOX-Pol and The Cyberterrorism Project
June 14, 2017
Our new edited volume Terrorists’ Use of the Internet: Assessment and Response was published on 10 June. The book presents revised versions of a selection of papers delivered at the jointly VOX-Pol and Cyberterrorism Project-organised NATO Advanced Research Workshop  on ‘Terrorists’ Use of the Internet’ held at Dublin City University, Ireland in June 2016. A ...