Tech Against Terrorism

Tech Against Terrorism

Want to learn more about how terrorists and violent extremists are using the internet to communicate and share propaganda? Perhaps you’re interested in why terrorists share their manifestos online and livestream their attacks? The Tech Against Terrorism podcast is a deep dive into the evolving use of the internet by terrorists and violent extremists, how this relates to real world harms, and what can be done to support the tech sector to disrupt this threat. Join us as we speak to the world’s leading experts in this field and uncover everything from the online propaganda behind an IS prison break in Syria, to the online network of neo-Nazis behind a foiled terrorist plot in Texas.

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How has the Online Dissemination of Jihadist Propaganda Evolved?
February 29, 2024
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How has the Online Dissemination of Jihadist Propaganda Evolved?

In this week’s episode, we’re revisiting how Islamist terrorist groups disseminate propaganda online. We look at the tactics these groups use to ensure their propaganda remains online and reaches as wide an audience as possible. And we find out how platforms are fighting back. Join Archie Macfarlan...

What is White Jihadism?
February 15, 2024
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What is White Jihadism?

In this week’s episode, we investigate the term ‘White Jihad,’ the seemingly paradoxical interaction between white supremacy and Jihadism online. We ask how this loose online community emerged, who it attracts, and what can be done to counter it.  Join Archie Macfarlane as he speaks with Dr. Federi...

Why Media Reporting on Terrorism Matters
January 18, 2024
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Why Media Reporting on Terrorism Matters

In this week’s episode, we ask why media reporting on terrorism matters, discussing the research on media coverage of terrorist attacks and suicides, the potentially harmful effects on society, and what guidelines can be put in place to ensure more responsible media reporting, including on social m...

Why is the Great Replacement Theory so Dangerous?
December 14, 2023
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Why is the Great Replacement Theory so Dangerous?

In this week’s episode, we discuss the Great Replacement Theory (GRT), a conspiracy theory which asserts that there is an orchestrated plan to replace native European and North American populations with non-white immigrants. We unpack why this narrative has become central to the worldview of the gl...

The Ethics of Content Moderation: Who Should Decide What We Say Online?
November 30, 2023
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The Ethics of Content Moderation: Who Should Decide What We Say Online?

In this week's episode, we discuss the challenges and complexities of content moderation in the online space, asking who gets to decide what we say online and why. We situate this debate in the context of tech platforms facing ever-increasing pressure to moderate content that is considered har...