On March 6th the CIC National Capital Branch, in cooperation with the SecDev Foundation, hosted the event, Women, Violent Extremism and the Internet: Empowering Prevention; Dealing with Risk.
This comprehensive 2012 United Nations report provides a thorough review of terrorist organizations’ use of the Internet. While dated prior to the online emergence of ISIS and other groups’ use of social media, it nevertheless provides a wealth of information.
Backdoor Plots deals with al-Qaeda’s proliferation on the Internet, particularly on the hidden, Darknet. The Darknet sites and networks cannot be accessed by regular means, allowing them to serve as a platform for Internet users seeking anonymity through encryption.
The Ethical Decision-Making and Internet Research document is described as a set of guidelines concerning the day-to-day practices of researchers across multiple disciplines, countries and contexts.
This 2013 study profiles the ideologies, messages, and uses of social media among three types of extremist movements in Sweden: right-wing groups, left-wing “autonomist” groups, and Islamist extremist groups.
This 2014 article reports on the findings of a 2012 survey on the concept of cyberterrorism. More than 600 terrorism studies researchers working in twenty-four different countries and across six continents conducted the initial survey.
This 2014 paper presents a web-crawler called the Terrorism and Extremism Network Extractor (TENE), designed to gather information about extremist activities on the Internet.
This portal gathers an annotated collection of recent research on the ways in which social media and new technologies may be leveraged in the fight against violent extremism