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On 19-20 January 2015, the VOX-Pol network is organising a workshop in Brussels on the ethics and politics of the day-to-day monitoring of the Net for material promoting violent extremism — by police, intelligence agencies, the Internet industry, and private groups and individuals. It will be a fully participative event, with short keynotes from leading experts…

This workshop will revolve around ongoing VOX-Pol funded research being carried out at University College London’s Department of Security and Crime Science. Over the past few years, a number of concerns have been raised about the nature of the Internet’s relationship with terrorism. Despite these growing concerns, both literatures have lacked somewhat an empirical focus.The…

Participants at VOX-Pol’s inaugural conference at King’s College London in August shared exciting and innovative new research into the process of online radicalisation, and into social media behaviour of violent political extremists. We are now inviting all speakers to publish the research you presented by submitting papers to one of the two special issues of…

Is your research related to violent online political extremism and/or violent online radicalisation? Would you like to share some of your findings, reflections, and thoughts with an audience with similar research interests? If so, how about making a guest contribution to the VOX-Pol blog? We will publish your contribution and communicate it to our partners and followers,…

We are compiling a bibliography of research related to the topics of violent online political extremism and radicalisation. We aim to make the bibliography as extensive as possible and are inviting you to contribute by sending us details of any published research that you think should be included. Research published in all media formats—print, video, and audio—are…

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT ANALYSIS: ETHICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES CHIAR: Paul Gill The Use of Social Media in Social Sciences: Ethical and Methodological Considerations
 Aaron Zelin: King’s College London The Curious Case of Uncle Tom: The Importance of Domain Knowledge for Sentiment Analysis on Extremist Forums
 Maura Conway: Dublin City University Gijs Koot: TNO Lisa McInerney:…

Calls for Expression of Interest The VOX-Pol Network of Excellence (NoE) is a European Union Framework Programme 7 (FP7)-funded academic research network focused on researching the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of violent online political extremism and responses to it. Its purpose is the establishment of a robust partnering, research, training, and dissemination network that…

Call for Expressions of Interest VOX-Pol is a EU FP7-funded Network of Excellence that integrates the world’s leading researchers and research groups in Violent Online Political Extremism. The network of excellence includes those researching the intersection of terrorism and the Internet (incl. violent jihadists, violent separatists, etc.), the online activities of the extreme left and…