In this week’s episode, we’re exploring the violent far-right’s use of the internet. We learn what is meant by the ‘far-right’, how different platforms are exploited by violent far-right actors, and the constant evolution of violent far-right content and its online dissemination. We also address some of the challenges moderators and tech platforms face when it comes to monitoring and taking down violent far-right content online. During the episode, we delve into conspiratorial narratives, unpack their centrality in far-right online culture, and explore why they become so deeply rooted.
Join Anne Craanen as she speaks to Blyth Crawford who’s a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation where she specialises in far-right online social movements. Blyth is also a PhD candidate at King’s College London where she studies far-right radicalisation within online forums.
Beatriz Buarque is also on the panel - she’s a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester, investigating the legitimisation of alt-right conspiracy theories. Beatriz is also the founder of the award-winning NGO ‘Words Heal the World’.
We also hear from Arthur Bradley who’s a Senior Open-source Intelligence Analyst at Tech Against Terrorism and head of content collection for the Terrorist Content Analytics Platform (TCAP), where he works with tech companies and governments across the world in countering terrorist use of the internet using open-source intelligence.
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You can learn more about the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) here.
You can find out more about ‘Words Heal the World’ here.