ICCT in the Media: Eviane Leidig on the use of untraceable ‘ghost guns’ by far-right extremists

On 22 December 2021, ICCT Research Fellow Eviane Leidig spoke with the HuffPost regarding the right-wing movement to boost untraceable ‘ghost guns’. In this interview, Eviane discusses crypto as a natural progression for far-right sympathisers and the reasonings behind this shift towards new technologies.

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Recommended Readings

CTRL, HATE, PRINT: Terrorists and the appeal of 3D-printed weapons – this Perspective looks at the implications of recent attempts at using 3D-printed weapons for violent extremism and provides an overview of the factors that promote and impede the use of 3D-printed weapons by terrorists.

Swiping Right: The Allure of Hyper Masculinity and Cryptofascism for Men Who Join the Proud Boys – this Research Paper explores the scripts and narratives that attract a certain demographic of men to join far-right extremist groups like the Proud Boys and discusses how the broader themes of self-categorization, precarity, and deliberate provocation manifest themselves. 

Right-Wing Extremists’ Persistent Online Presence: History and Contemporary Trends – this Policy Brief  traces how Western right-wing extremists have exploited the power of the internet from early dial-up bulletin board systems to contemporary social media and messaging apps.