Academic research network focused on researching prevalence, contours, functions, & impacts of violent online political extremism. Coordinator: @galwaygrrl.

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Happy Birthday to the @VOX_Pol blog! Thanks for publishing us and creating a valuable digital home for so much important analysis.
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This month we’re counting down our most viewed Blogs 2015 - 2021 and at No. 3 is @MoonshotTeam’s Oct. 2019 post on #incels. (Re-)Read it at voxpol.eu/violent-misogyny-m….
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Our Blog’s seven years old this month, so we though October was an opportune time to count down the most-read posts 2015 - 2021, so this week at No. 4 is our Coordinator @galwaygrrl and @DrMCourtney’s Feb. 2018 post on online jihadi instructional content: voxpol.eu/online-jihadi-inst….
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This post is an edited version of pp.’s 6 – 7 of VOX-Pol’s ‘Violent Extremism and Terrorism Online in 2017: The Year in Review.’ The full 2017 report is on our website at: voxpol.eu/download/vox-pol_p….
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A related @VOX_Pol publication is @galwaygrrl, Jade Parker, and @_Sean_Looney_’s chapter ‘Online Jihadi Instructional Content: The Role of Magazines,’ which is #openaccess at: voxpol.eu/download/chapter/C….
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This month we’re counting down our most viewed Blogs 2015 - 2021 and at No. 3 is @MoonshotTeam’s Oct. 2019 post on #incels. (Re-)Read it at voxpol.eu/violent-misogyny-m….
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VOX-Pol retweeted
✨Happy 7th Birthday to Vox-Pol's blog! 👇👇👇
Our Blog’s seven years old this month, so we though October was an opportune time to count down the most-read posts 2015 - 2021, so this week at No. 4 is our Coordinator @galwaygrrl and @DrMCourtney’s Feb. 2018 post on online jihadi instructional content: voxpol.eu/online-jihadi-inst….
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.@sussexsociology and @VOX_Pol’s @surajlakhani presented at this afternoon’s event; for more on this topic, check out his post on this week’s Blog at voxpol.eu/is-it-just-a-game/.
How are terrorists and extremists using 🎮videogames to spread propaganda and recruit? The #EUInternetForum hosts today a meeting with videogaming platforms, law enforcement and experts to better understand the misuse of videogames to radicalise young users online. #SecurityEU
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My recent blog for ⁦@VOX_Pol⁩ published today, looking at the intersection between video-gaming and (violent) extremism. Is It Just a Game? Exploring the Intersection Between (Violent) Extremism and Online Video-Gaming - VOX - Pol voxpol.eu/is-it-just-a-game/
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Some followers may be interested in the below paid London-based opportunity. Well-suited for recent MA grads in Tech Policy, Cybersecurity, International Law, Counter Terrorism, Security, International Politics. Closing date for applications = 4 Oct. #jobfairy
🚨Internship alert🚨 We are hiring! We are looking for a Policy & Research Intern to join us for a 6-month period. If you are a recent graduate interested in tech policy and counterterrorism looking for early career experience, we want to hear from you! techagainstterrorism.org/vac…
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Another fascinating instalment of the blog series by our partners @VOX_Pol 👇👇👇
Gaming has “been stigmatised for many years, linked to many social ills…but this view risks robbing practitioners of one of the most exciting emerging methodologies in violence prevention: eSports to counter extremism,” say @MoonshotTeam on our Blog. voxpol.eu/online-gaming-plat…
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Gaming has “been stigmatised for many years, linked to many social ills…but this view risks robbing practitioners of one of the most exciting emerging methodologies in violence prevention: eSports to counter extremism,” say @MoonshotTeam on our Blog. voxpol.eu/online-gaming-plat…
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Instead of asking: Why do terrorists use X platform? Instead ask: why not?
“With the exponential increase in regular gamers & corresponding rise in the number & complexity of platforms, it is unsurprising that these platforms have been abused by extremists,” say @MoonshotTeam’s @RossFrenett & Joost S on our Blog. H/T @RANEurope voxpol.eu/online-gaming-plat…
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"With significant proportions of the population enjoying eSports on a regular basis, it would be unusual if large proportions of terrorists and extremists were not gamers." Really interesting piece by @RossFrenett and Joost for @VOX_Pol voxpol.eu/online-gaming-plat…
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“With the exponential increase in regular gamers & corresponding rise in the number & complexity of platforms, it is unsurprising that these platforms have been abused by extremists,” say @MoonshotTeam’s @RossFrenett & Joost S on our Blog. H/T @RANEurope voxpol.eu/online-gaming-plat…
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Our Quarterly Newsletter subscribers should have received the latest issue in their inboxes this morning. It’s also available on our website at voxpol.eu/vox-pol-newsletter…. If you want to sign-up, visit voxpol.eu, scroll to bottom of the page, & fill in your details.
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