Season 1

Active Clubs: Fitness, Fraternity, and Fascism
April 11, 2024x
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Active Clubs: Fitness, Fraternity, and Fascism

In this week’s episode, we’re introducing you to a new kind of far-right group – Active Clubs. Their unique pitch combines fitness, fraternity and fascism. We map out the origins and rapid growth of the movement, how they have utilised social media to create chapters globally, and their appealing o...

Media Jihad: Islamic State's Resurgent Propaganda Network
March 28, 2024x
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00:38:5927.07 MB

Media Jihad: Islamic State's Resurgent Propaganda Network

In this week’s episode, we are delving into Islamic State’s global propaganda network. We map the group’s media apparatus, unpacking the term “media Jihad” to understand the role of pro-IS online networks in waging its propaganda war. We highlight the centrality of Islamic State Khorasan Province, ...

God, Guns and Sedition: Far-Right Terrorism in America
March 14, 2024x
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00:38:5626.99 MB

God, Guns and Sedition: Far-Right Terrorism in America

In this week’s episode, we look at how the far-right threat has intersected with their exploitation of technology over the past 40 years or so. We trace the far-right's experimentation with technology back to white supremacists in 1980s America, discuss the revolutionary effect of social media...

Gaming & Extremism: Identity Fusion
July 06, 2023x
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00:20:3714.2 MB

Gaming & Extremism: Identity Fusion

This week, we’re diving deeper into the nexus between gaming and extremism, exploring how gaming culture, storylines and symbols are being appropriated by extremist actors, and unpacking the concept of ‘identity fusion’: the phenomenon whereby players emotionally and psychologically merge their rea...

Tech Policy Evolution & The Human Side of Moderating Terrorist Content (PART 1)
March 29, 2022x
7
00:31:2521.61 MB

Tech Policy Evolution & The Human Side of Moderating Terrorist Content (PART 1)

Welcome to part 1 of our deep dive into tech platform policy around countering terrorism and violent extremism. There’s a slightly different format this week, as we first chat to Charlotte Willner who gives us some context into the evolution of moderating terrorist content before we get a tech plat...