Tech Against Terrorism is a leading resource of research on the intersection between technology, terrorism, violent extremism and human rights. You can search for specific content using the tags below the articles.

Cover Title & Abstract Tags Author Links
Germany’s New Hate Speech Act in Force: What Social Network Providers Need To Do Now — "The NetzDG [Net Enforcement Act)]has been criticised since the beginning of the legislative process, as a great number of lawyers deem the law incompatible with the principle of freedom of expression and the upcoming EU E-Privacy Directive that will be effective 25 May 2018. Therefore, everyone is waiting in suspense for the first complaints brought up against this law to the German Federal Constitutional Court, or even the European Court of Justice.

We compiled the five key aspects of the NetzDG for social networks to make you NetzDG-ready."
Analysis, Europe, Regulation Technology Law Dispatch
Countering Online Hate Speech — "Hate speech online is situated at the intersection of multiple tensions: it is the expression of con icts between different groups within and across societies; it is a vivid example of how technologies with a transformative potential such as the Internet bring with them both opportunities and challenges; and it implies complex balancing between fundamental rights and principles, including freedom of expression and the defence of human dignity." Academia, Analysis, Regulation, Tech Responses, UN UNESCO
Islamic State’s Social Media Moment Has Passed — Since Islamic State’s social media heyday in 2014 and 2015, Western governments and social media companies have been successful at making sure these platforms are not “safe spaces” for extremists to meet. Professor Maura Conway explains why, and argues that we must work with burgeoning platforms to prevent a repetition of the past. Demos
Alt-right or Jihad? — Unleashed by globalisation’s dark side and the collapse of communities, radical Islam and the alt-Right share a common cause Aeon
Spectacles of Sovereignty in Digital Time: ISIS Executions, Visual Rhetoric and Sovereign Power — The ISIS videos staging the executions of James Foley and Steven Sotloff are usually understood as devices to deter, recruit, and “sow terror.” Left unanswered are questions about how these videos work; to whom they are addressed; and what about them can so continuously bring new audiences into existence. Analysis, ISIS, Propaganda, Terrorism Perspectives on Politics
Online Service Providers and the European Trend Towards an Unsafe Harbour — The introduction of the safe harbour regime in the E-commerce Directive in the early 2000s sought to provide online service providers (“OSPs”) with a measure of immunity from liability arising from certain actions including those by users of their services. In recent times, however, there has been what can fairly be described as a discernible shift in the balance of responsibility under the safe harbour regime which has seen a much greater emphasis placed on the role of OSPs in addressing illegal activity online. Analysis, Counterterrorism, Europe, Government Regulation, Law, Regulation Lexology