Tagged: Islamic State

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Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists’ Use of Emerging Technologies

In a recent report published by the Global Network on Extremism and Technology, researchers investigate how racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists are using new technologies in comparison with the Islamic State. Titled, Learning from Foes: How Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists Embrace and Mimic Islamic State’s Use of Emerging...

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Behavioral and Social Science Responses to COVID-19

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), the self-described “UK’s hub for behavioural and social science research into security threats,” has released the latest issue of their quarterly CREST Security Review magazine. This Autumn 2021 issue, titled COVID-19: Behavioural and Social Science Responses to the Pandemic, highlights...

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Islamic Extremism on Telegram

The George Washington University Program on Extremism just released Encrypted Extremism: Inside the English-Speaking Islamic State Ecosystem on Telegram, a study into the usage of the Telegram messaging software by Islamic State (IS) sympathizers. Telegram is a multimedia messaging application that is accessible by smartphones, tablets, and computers. Telegram users...