Digital Terrorists: Policy and Practice in the Online Counterterrorism Fight

April 22, 2022 00:44:56
Digital Terrorists: Policy and Practice in the Online Counterterrorism Fight
Irregular Warfare Podcast
Digital Terrorists: Policy and Practice in the Online Counterterrorism Fight

Apr 22 2022 | 00:44:56

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Show Notes

In this episode, we consider how extremists of all types have exploited maneuver space online, and what this means for efforts to counter violent extremism today. To do so, we're joined by Nick Rasmussen, executive director of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, and Dr. Daniel Byman, professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service whose most recent book is Spreading Hate: The Global Rise of White Supremacist Terrorism. They discuss how the online environment has changed over the past fifteen years, creating opportunities for violent extremists and challenges for the stakeholders working to counter their efforts. They also describe both emerging and enduring threats facing the counterterrorism community, before considering how governments and civil society can work to identify, disrupt, and prevent violent extremism in ways that balance security, free expression, privacy, and trust.

Intro music: "Unsilenced" by Ketsa

Outro music: "Launch" by Ketsa

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