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Chapter 18 – Social Media and Terrorism

Donald Holbrook


The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism brings together the technology industry, government, civil society, and academia to foster collaboration and information-sharing to counter terrorist and violent extremist activity online. Its partners undertake other dedicated research on the topic as well as providing advice on policy and interventions.


The VOX-Pol Network of Excellence is a research network focused on researching the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of Violent Online Political Extremism and responses to it. Its library offers a regularly updated catalogue of research papers relating to extremist use of the internet, especially social media.


The Cyber Threats Research Centre at Swansea University assesses and responds to threats in cyberspace, hosts conferences on violent extremism in cyberspace, and is part of associated research projects.


The Centre for Analysis of Social Media is a joint project between the University of Sussex and Demos. It offers regularly updated material concerning wider issues relating to social media research and its future issues and trajectories.


The Programme on Democracy and Technology is part of the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, and focuses on providing an in-depth understanding of the broader issues regarding information disorder and the impact on democracy.

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