ICCT’s Key Publications on the Internet and Radicalisation

On 28 April 2021, The EU Parliament approved an ambitious and controversial law aimed at regulating online terrorist content. Have at look at some of our key research on how the internet influences radicalisation to better understand this law’s impact:

Before the online terrorist content law, how did EU states regulate and control extremist (hate) speech? And to what extent can a state legitimately and justifiably restrict the right to freedom of expression in the interests of national security? Read our joint report with the TMC Asser Instituut to find out more.

How have Western right-wing extremists exploited the power of the internet? Read this policy brief by Maura Conway, Ryan Scrivens and Logan McNair for a crucial exploration of the evolving digital practices of these extremists.

What do we know about the Christchurch attacker and what role did the internet play in his radicalisation process? Yannick Veilleux-Lepage, Chelsea Daymon and Amarnath Amarasingam examined the Christchurch attack report and provide some key takeaways.

How have terrorist groups made use of social media platforms such as Youtube and Telegram to communicate, radicalise and recruit? This chapter of our Handbook of Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness, by Sara Zeiger and Joseph Gyte provide some necessary context.

What narratives do Jihadists deploy online? And how should Europe respond to this cyber jihad? Bibi van Ginkel’s research paper examines European counter-narrative initiatives and provides key recommendations on how to improve them.

What are key strategic communications considerations for countering terrorist narratives? This report by Alastair Reed, Haroro Ingram and Joe Whitaker provides an overview of current approaches to countering terrorist narratives.