VOX-Pol Newsletter 8(3) September 2021

Welcome to Volume 8, Issue 3 of the VOX-Pol Newsletter.


From September 2020 to July 2021, VOX-Pol published 48 Blog posts on the topics of online extremism and terrorism. The events of 6 January, 2021 at the US Capitol led to a big increase in traffic to VOX-Pol’s online platforms, with total website page views this year increased 30% on the previous year.

Congrats to PhD students Jordan McSwiney (University of Sydney) and VOX-Pol Summer School alum Greta Jasser (Leuphana University) on achieving ‘most read’ status for their post about the Gab social network.

Click for more information on–and clickable links to–the last 12 month’s top five Blog posts.

If you’d like to see your work published on the VOX-Pol Blog, we’re presently welcoming submissions; instructions HERE.


Terrorism and Social Media (TASM) has issued a Call for Papers and Proposals for Breakout Sessions for the 2022 International Terrorism and Social Media Conference.

The #TASMConf is taking place on 28 and 29 June 2022 at Swansea University, UK. The first day of the conference will focus on terrorists’ use of social media, the second day will focus on responses to terrorists’ use of social media. The deadline for papers is Friday 1st October 2021, and Friday 26th November 2021 for breakout sessions.

The 2021 TASM Conference took place virtually from 21 to 25 June and videos from the keynotes are available to watch on YouTube.


In July, Max Taylor and John Horgan, editors of the academic journal Terrorism and Political Violence, spoke to VOX-Pol’s Coordinator Maura Conway and IDC Herzliya’s Boaz Ganor for their new Terrorism and Political Violence Podcast. Discussions focused on ethical issues in terrorism and political violence research arising out of TPV’s recent special issue on the same topic to which Prof. Conway contributed a free-to-access article on ‘Online Extremism and Terrorism Research Ethics: Researcher Safety, Informed Consent, and the Need for Tailored Guidelines.’


News featuring VOX-Pol Fellows and Researchers.

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