This week, we’re discussing the role of the internet in the radicalisation of terrorists and violent extremists. We learn what radicalisation is, debunk some of the myths surrounding it, and explore how the online and offline worlds interact in radicalising an individual. We’ll also touch on a range of case studies and consider what tech companies and governments can do to combat online radicalisation.
Join Anne Craanen as she speaks to Maura Conway, Professor of International Security at the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. Maura is also the Coordinator of VOX-Pol, an EU-funded project on violent online political extremism.
Anne is also joined by Ryan Scrivens, Assistant Professor at the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Ryan is an Associate Director at the International CyberCrime Research Centre at Simon Fraser University in Canada and a Research Fellow at VOX-Pol.
To find out more about Tech Against Terrorism and our work, visit techagainstterrorism.org or follow us on Twitter @techvsterrorism, where you can find resources on this topic.
You can learn more about the work of VOX-Pol here.
You can find out more about the International CyberCrime Research Centre here.