Radicalization

tech-social-media

Twitter Has Started Researching Whether White Supremacists Belong on Twitter

"Is it the right approach to deplatform these individuals? Is the right approach to try and engage with these individuals? How should we be thinking about this? What actually works?"
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
5.29.19
content moderation

Internal Google Email Says Moderating Christchurch Manifesto ‘Particularly Challenging’

Google saw an issue with moderating the Christchurch terrorist’s so-called manifesto in part because of its length, telling moderators to mark potential copies or sections as “Terrorist Content” if they were unsure.
Joseph Cox
3.19.19
crime

The Terrifying Trend of White Men Radicalized Online Becoming IRL Terrorists

It's no accident that young white guys with a fondness for the darkest part of the internet are descending into far-right violence.
David Neiwert
5.17.18
misogyny

How Reddit Is Teaching Young Men to Hate Women

Reddit's "involuntary celibate" group was taken down earlier this month after its anti-woman debate turned violent. But the problem is much larger than one subreddit.
Aditi Natasha Kini
11.15.17
ISIS

The Odd Trial of the Man Accused of Plotting to Behead Pamela Geller for ISIS

David Wright's lawyer says he was a fat loser playing games. The feds say he was part of a dangerous terror cell determined to outdo the Boston Marathon bombing.
Susan Zalkind
9.21.17
News

The Questionable Science Behind Government Terrorist-Prevention Efforts

Is it ethical—or even possible—to determine who's a terrorist in the making?
Aviva Stahl
10.5.16
News

How Decriminalizing Drugs Could Reduce Islamic Terrorism in France and Belgium

Contrary to popular opinion, radicalization does not primarily happen in European mosques and Muslim centers but instead in prisons overcrowded with young Muslim men.
Patrick Hilsman
3.23.16
News

Canada Wants to Deradicalize Terrorists, So Why Is It Trying to Arm Drones?

Drones don't win hearts and minds.
Jordan Pearson
3.9.16
The VICE Guide to Making 2016 Better Than 2015

How We Can Fight Terrorism Better in 2016

We're letting the terrorists terrorize us, and it only feeds more attacks.
Marcy Wheeler
1.7.16
Stuff

We Spoke to a Former Jihadist About How Young People Become Radicalized

Mubin Shaikh went from being an Islamic extremist to a Canadian government agent.
Aaron Mate
12.10.15
News

We Talked to One of the World Trade Center Bombers About ISIS and Mass Shootings

"It's the law of the jungle that we're living in right now."
John Broman
12.7.15
The Prison Issue

The Myth of the Lone Wolf

Prison might be more influential than we'd like to admit in creating "lone wolf" terrorists.
Jason Burke
10.26.15
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