Is Big Tech Ready to Tackle Extremism?

September 22, 2021

A news story that falsely claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine caused the death of an American doctor was the most viewed article on Facebook in the US for the first three months of 2021. Instead of going public about the platform promoting such misinformation, Facebook held back on publishing the...

8chan: Where the Appalling Becomes Appealing

July 18, 2019

8chan is one of the most notorious message boards on the internet. Its contents include subjects ranging from extremist political ideas to extreme pornography. Unsurprisingly, it stands by the slogan “Embrace Infamy.” Visitors receive an equally intriguing salutation: “Welcome to 8chan, the...

Gateway Organizations: Understanding the Lure of the Radical Right

February 15, 2019

To date, the notion of gateway organizations has in the most part been used to help explain processes of radicalization in relation to Islamic extremism. Since September 11, 2001, the radical right has been on the rise in terms of popularity and reach across Western states. The 9/11 attacks, the...

It’s Not Just Islam that Needs Saving From Extremism

September 12, 2018

Islam is not at war with Britain, just as the latter is not at war with Muslims, even if extremists on both sides want that to be the case. The Arabic phrase Bismillah, ar-Rahman, ar-Rahim translates as “in the name of Allah the beneficent the merciful.” These words open all but one of the...