Tech Against Terrorism

Tech Against Terrorism

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The Tech Against Terrorism podcast takes a deep dive into terrorist and far-right abuse of the internet. Whether it’s radicalising people through posts on the decentralized web, or uploading manifestos and attack videos to social media, extremist activ?


Incels, online misogyny and gender-based terrorism
Oct 2 • 63 min
Incels are members of an online subculture who define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one and can be characterised by their hatred towards women. Over the last 10 years, attacks claimed by individuals…
Trend alert: accelerationism
Sep 4 • 60 min
In this episode, we discuss why accelerationism has become a flagship doctrine of far-right violent extremism. To help us comprehend what accelerationism is and how it is reflected in the online sphere, Maygane Janin and Adam Hadley are joined by…
A Gender Approach to Women’s Role in the Online Extremist Sphere
Jul 10 • 47 min
Across the ideological spectrum, there are misconceptions and oversimplifications when it comes to discussing the role of women in terrorist organisations. From the perception that women are groomed into joining violent extremist groups and can…
Regulating the online sphere
May 21 • 49 min
How to best regulate the online sphere will be amongst the most important topics of the upcoming decade. Up until recently, laws have been in place that serve to mostly shield digital intermediaries from liability for third-party illegal content on…
How are terrorists and violent extremists using gamification?
May 13 • 48 min
“You can sit at home and play Call of Duty or you can come and respond to the real Call of Duty…the choice is yours.” This was tweeted by a well-known ISIS hacker and propagandist. Gaming culture and popular video games, such as Call of Duty and World…
Far-right violent extremists and meme culture
Apr 29 • 35 min
During the recent protests against the coronavirus lockdown in the US, a protester was spotted with a flyer referring to “Boogaloo”, a popular far-right violent extremist slang term calling for a new civil war that has turned into a meme culture of its…
How Nordic neo-Nazis use the internet
Apr 16 • 38 min
The Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) is a neo-Nazi organisation that was originally founded in Sweden. The movement, which is openly anti-semitic, anti-immigration and anti-gay, aims to dismantle Nordic parliamentary democracies and replace them with a…
How mainstream media can spread terrorist propaganda
Jan 10 • 39 min
In the case of the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, British and Australian tabloids were instrumental in making the gunman’s attack video and manifesto go viral. There have been a number of occasions where the work of the tech sector to take…
How terrorism is financed
Nov 29, 2019 • 52 min
Although terrorist and extremist groups largely use traditional methods to fund their activities, the anonymity cryptocurrency affords is becoming an increasingly attractive alternative. Join Adam Hadley and Lorand Bodo as they speak to Nick Furneaux,…
The power and responsibility of Open Source Intelligence
Oct 23, 2019 • 53 min
Effective analysis of publicly available information is critical in countering terrorist use of the internet. But just as open source intelligence can used as a tool for good, would-be terrorists can also exploit the data to plan attacks. Join Adam…
How we fight terrorism while protecting human rights
Oct 11, 2019 • 48 min
Human rights experts around the world have warned that the rush to tackle terrorist activity online has had worrying implications for fundamental human rights and freedom of speech. How do we differentiate between ‘free speech’ and speech that aims to…
How do terrorists use the internet?
Sep 13, 2019 • 42 min
Whether it’s a manifesto posted on 8chan or an attack video uploaded to Facebook, terrorists and right-wing extremists are increasingly using the internet as a way to spread their hate-filled messages. In this episode, we find out how these groups are…