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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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Hiding Hate in Plain Sight: Extremists’ Obscured Branding

Extremists often employ subtle coding instead of being bold and blunt, be it via tentative allusions, fashion statements, or references to cultural items, such as music. This helps them avoid…

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T. Koch’s Most-Read P/CVE LinkedIn Posts of January 2020

We have packaged the 10 most-consulted LinkedIn posts on P/CVE sent by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip. In fact, the two top posts were ‘Lone Wolves Exist After all’ and ‘Lessons…

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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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Lessons Learned From Errors in P/CVE

In the scientific and practical sphere of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE), we should have more courage to acknowledge errors. P/CVE is a relatively new field. As in other…

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Lone Wolves Exist After All

Over the past years, we have seen a shift from the position that so-called Lone Wolves – extremists having radicalized without much interactive or physical contact to human incubators –…

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Posted in Announcements

Counter-Extremism Podcasts

We now feature a page containing a shortlist of Security, Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism podcasts. To consult the list, go to: Our domains: http://www.arc-europe.org http://www.counter-radicalisation.org http://www.counter-radicalization.org http://www.anti-radicalisation.org http://www.anti-radicalization.orghttp://www.no2extremism.net

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List of Counterterrorism Degree Courses

We have compiled a first list of counterterrorism, preventing and countering violent extremism (university/ academic) degree courses for the A.R.C. Europe website. You can access it via If you know…

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Posted in Deradicalisation Insights

Post-Extremism Prevention

Deradicalization means countering new bad influences from both third parties and former offenders. It also, maybe chiefly, means prevention. Although the word prevention is usually associated with the idea that…

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Deradicalization: Keeping the Bad from the Good

Let us face it: there are major issues with deradicalizing a person who has fallen prey to extremism. But we must differentiate between counter-radicalization, which works well in many trajectories,…

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