This resource is a short e-book type document by the pilot project “Charting a New Course: Women Preventing Violent Extremism” led by the U.S. Institute of Peace. The project aimed to engage a discussion on key issues related to the role of women and preventing violent extremism (PVE).
This article is based on an interview with Michael A. Stefanone, an expert in behaviour and the social psychology of technology. The interview discusses the San Bernardino terrorist attacks and follows the realization that the perpetrators pledged allegiance to ISIS prior to the attacks.
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.
This short 2013 article discusses the free speech vs terrorist propaganda debate in relation to Twitter and various terrorist organizations.
This short 2010 oped is a very early commentary from when YouTube first allowed users to flag content as terrorist related.
This very short 2010 article presents an early example of extremist and terrorist organizations using social media for recruitment, in this case, Al Qaeda using Facebook.
This 2014 article is based on a study of terrorist groups’ use of web technologies in Sub Saharan Africa. The study investigated 245 terrorist groups operating across 45 countries in the Sub Saharan African region as determined by data held within the Global Terrorism Database (GTD).
This 2015 Huffington Post article offers brief but informative look into some of the ways that crowd-sourced information has been used by both by ISIS, and the U.S. Government in its fight against terrorism.
This short news article in The Daily Telegraph discusses European and North American jihadis’ use of Twitter and social media in Syria.
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