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Jun 2018

ISIS militants in video grab with slogan superimposed over Twitter 'tweet' icon
June 14, 2018

Tackling online violent extremist content is rightly an important priority for policy-makers; research has found that the internet plays an important facilitative role in contemporary terrorism. Ensuring that the biggest platforms remove such content as swiftly as possible—or block it altogether—is clearly an essential part of an effective strategy. In pursuit of this objective, however, it is important not to lose sight of the consequential displacement effects. Steps must also be taken to prevent terrorist exploitation of… other dimensions of the social media ecology.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov plays in a charity football match
June 5, 2018

[I]t is right to investigate how populism affects democracy. To do that, however, there must be greater conceptual clarity...