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Using the Full Expression Instead of the Word Incel

There is the relatively new phenomenon of so-called incels. Caution is of the order as to the use of the word, short for “involuntary celibates,” for lingistic reasons. Incil, which…

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The Trend Towards Censorship and the Need for Standards

Undeniably, there has been a trend to instore measures of, bluntly put, censorship, against extremist Internet content, in the past few years. Worldwide, this trend, which could be understood as…

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Avoiding Physical Harm in Counter-Terrorism (CT)

In December 2018, I advocated against the unlawful use of kinetic weapons, as well as against the use of unconventional weapons, in counter-terrorism efforts worldwide. I would hereby like to…

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Hate Speech Laws and Social Media Companies

The German government cabinet has passed a tougher stance against hate speech. What makes sense about the legal project, in Germany and elswhere, is to hold social media companies responsible…

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How a Former Cadre Tries to Entrench his Post-9/11 Hold-Up

After the terrible attacks of September 11, 2001, a former German political cadre thwarted a potentially critical part of the September 11 investigation in Germany by deploying massive pressure and…

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Appreciative Communication

The summary introduction of the Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict states that aggression can be realized through language. While I agree, I have made the observation that through binaries…

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Countering Radicalization Softly

Measures and tools of counter radicalization are more reliable now than they were a few years back, thanks to RAN and other organizations. However, the application depends on the individuals…

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Negative Traits in Counter-Terrorism

Here are a number of unhelpful traits which may surface in counter-terrorism (German terms in some cases added): actionism instead of careful consideration anticipatory justice or vorauseilende Gerechtigkeit exaggeration leading…

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Balancing Free Speech and Customer Satisfaction

How to put in line a) the value of free speech and b) the different understandings of customer satisfaction on social media platforms? The answer is this: via moderation by…

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A Watchdog For P/CVE Content?

Regulation scares many. Despite this, we will ask the question: is there a need for a watchdog when it comes to documents on preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE)? The…

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