Welcome to Volume 5 Issue 4 of the VOX-Pol Newsletter.
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The VOX-Pol Team
FEATURED VOX-Pol PUBLICATIONS
OTHER VOX-Pol RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
Caterina Froio & Bharath Ganesh 2018. ‘The transnationalisation of far right discourse on Twitter.’ European Societies, 20 July.
Caterina Froio. 2018.‘Race, Religion, or Culture? Framing Islam between Racism and Neo-Racism in the Online Network of the French Far Right’ Perspectives on Politics, 21 August.
FORTHCOMING VOX-Pol EVENTS
Security Research Event
We’ll be in Brussels on 5 – 6 December for this year’s Security Research Event. Our Coordinator, Prof. Maura Conway, will be chairing a panel discussion on day 2 of the Event, while the rest of the team will be there to promote the project in the main arena, with information and printed research reports available. Drop by if you’re attending!
RECENT VOX-Pol EVENTS
VOX-Pol Third Biennial Conference: ‘Violent Extremism, Terrorism and the Internet: Present and Future Trends.’
From 20-22 August, VOX-Pol hosted our third biennial conference at the University of Amsterdam. The two-day conference featured a range of presentations and panels, and some of these presentations are available to view here. If you would like your presentation featured on our website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference also featured a keynote speech by BBC Monitoring’s Mina al-Lami, the worldwide launch of VOX-Pol Fellow JM Berger’s latest book Extremism, and a series of workshops.
The VOX-Pol Conference Team would like to extend a huge thank you to all attendees at the conference. It was a highly enjoyable couple of days, and we hope that all attendees had a productive and pleasant experience.
CONTRIBUTION TO RECENT EVENTS
On 27 September, Prof. Maura Conway presented on Twitter’s disruption of IS activity on their platform at the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Prof. Conway’s visit to Austin also included a roundtable session with representatives of Austin’s academic, policy, and private sector communities working in digital/technology security and global strategy hosted by the Irish Consulate in Austin and sponsored by Global Austin.
On October 15, DCU School of Communications held a research and industry symposium titled ‘Media and Politics in a Polarised World,’ of which VOX-Pol was a sponsor. DCU’s Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) has since been awarded €2.4 million EU funding to tackle the issue of “fake news” by tracking and flagging online disinformation, especially through social media. More information about the three-year project, called PROVENANCE, is available HERE. Congrats to all at FuJo!
IN THE MEDIA
VOX-Pol’s latest report, ‘The Alt-Right Twitter Census: Defining and Describing the Audience for Alt-Right Content on Twitter’, gained significant traction in the media upon its release:
- The Alt-Right Loves YouTube,‘ VOX, 15 October 2018
- Support for Trump Is the Single Greatest Factor Uniting the ‘Alt-Right’ on Twitter, Motherboard, 17 October 2018
- What Motivated the Mail Bomb Suspect? PBS, 26 October 2018
- Trump Is the Glue That Binds the Far Right, The Atlantic, 29 October 2018
- Synagogue Massacre Suspect Pushed Caravan Conspiracies Far-Right has Embraced, NBCNews, 29 October 2018
- Days After Synagogue Massacre, Online Hate is Thriving, The Washington Post, 1 November 2018
- Days After Synagogue Massacre, Online Hate is Thriving, The Vindicator, 1 November 2018