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Characteristics of ‘Abstract Radicalization’ Online

Some differences between personal, groomer-led radicalization and abstract, impersonal radicalization online: Personal radicalization online // Abstract, impersonal radicalization online one-on-one communication <-> content browsing, choice, and reception temporal availability <->…

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‘Abstract Radicalization’ Online – Not Necessarily Groomer-Led

So-called groomers are not always responsible for terrorist radicalization. ‘Abstract Radicalization’ could well be the main driver in some cases of overt violent extremism, as it can be of underlying…

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Digest of P/CVE LinkedIn Posts, March 2020

We have packaged the 10 most-consulted LinkedIn posts on P/CVE from March by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip. Sorted in descending order: Sometimes radicalisation and psychological problems go hand in hand…

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Digest of P/CVE LinkedIn Posts, February 2020

We have packaged the 10 most-consulted LinkedIn posts on P/CVE from February by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip. Sorted in descending order: Stop calling far-right terrorists ‘crazy’ (Politico) Pre-9/11 Warnings: Why…

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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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Digest of P/CVE LinkedIn Posts, 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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