Global Research Network on Terrorism and Technology

This network examines terrorist exploitation of technology and hosted content platforms.

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The Global Research Network on Terrorism and Technology is a consortium of academic institutions and think tanks that conducts research and shares views on terrorist content online; exploring the recruiting tactics terrorists use online; the ethics and laws surrounding terrorist content moderation; public-private partnerships to address the issue; and the resources tech companies need to adequately and responsibly remove terrorist content from their platforms.

Each publication is part of a series of papers released by the network on terrorism and technology. The research conducted by this network seeks to understand how to better detect radicalisation and recruitment activity in the digital space as well as curtail the spread of extremist material.

The network is led by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in the UK and brings together partners from around the world, including the Brookings Institution (US), the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (Netherlands), Swansea University (UK), the Observer Research Foundation (India), the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (Israel) and the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (Indonesia).

This project has now concluded.

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Project outputs

Access the key publications from this project.

Transnational Lessons from Terrorist Use of Social Media in South Asia
Towards a Framework for Post-Terrorist Incident Communications Strategies
The Conflict in Jammu and Kashmir and the Convergence of Technology and Terrorism
Social Media and Terrorist Financing: What are the Vulnerabilities and How Could Public and Private Sectors Collaborate Better?
The International Cyber Terrorism Regulation Project
Radical Filter Bubbles: Social Media Personalisation Algorithms and Extremist Content
Terrorist Definitions and Designations Lists: What Technology Companies Need to Know
Mapping the Jihadist Information Ecosystem: Towards the Next Generation of Disruption Capability
The Evolution of Online Violent Extremism in Indonesia and the Philippines
Following the Whack-a-Mole: Britain First’s Visual Strategy from Facebook to Gab
Shedding Light on Terrorist and Extremist Content Removal
A Study of Outlinks Contained in Tweets Mentioning Rumiyah
RUSI Newsbrief
Shooting the Messenger: Do Not Blame the Internet for Terrorism
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Public–Private Collaboration to Counter the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes: What Can be Learnt from Efforts on Terrorist Financing?

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    The research network is supported by the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT).

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