The Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) is an academic research initiative backed by the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), an independent but industry-funded initiative for better understanding, and counteracting, terrorist use of technology. ICCT’s broad network of experts have enabled valuable additions to the project.
The following blogs were written for the GNET Project by ICCT research and associate fellows:
Xiang, T. Bridging the Gap Between Counterterrorism Research and Practice Through Game-Based Learning. Blog, Global Network on Extremism and Technology, 19 April 2021.
Brace, L. The Role of the Chans in the Far-Right Online Ecosystem. Blog, Global Network on Extremism and Technology, 1 April 2021.
Mignot-Mahdavi, R. The Comeback of Unconstitutional Provisions Against Online Hatred in France: Second Attempt to Circumvent Judicial Review to Block Websites. Blog, Global Network on Extremism and Technology, 4 February 2021.
Mignot-Mahdavi, R. Big Data and Counter-Terrorism: Uses and Boundaries. Blog, Global Network on Extremism and Technology, 19 January 2021.
Adebiyi, K. Mitigating the Impact of Media Reporting of Terrorism: Case Study of the #BringBackOurGirls Campaign. Report, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 29 October 2020.
Amaransingam, A. & Rizwie, R. Turning the Tap Off: The Impacts of Social Media Shutdown After Sri Lanka’s Easter Attacks. Report, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 20 October 2020.
1. The nexus between online behaviours and offline harms
2. Balancing user privacy, state security and human rights
3. Emergent and/or less intensively studied forms of violent extremism
4. Optimising academic-practitioner cooperation and data-sharing
5. File-sharing and communication platform migration
6. Exploring and explaining the limitations of algorithmic measures
This project addresses the following topics:
Policies & Instruments
Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
CT Strategic Communications
Criminal Justice Response