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Winning the fight against extremist narratives: Insights from Dr Usama Hasan

Information is available everywhere and at any time, making it difficult for the audience to distinguish which truth they are faced with belongs to extremists and which does not ...

How the internet facilitates the propagation of terrorist narratives

The internet is a key element in the overall narrative warfare and has enabled extremist organisations to reach audiences they could not reach before and promote their own truth. There is a pressing need for allies to learn how to best use online platforms and technology to gain an advantage on t ...

The growing influence of AI on intelligence and online behaviour

The internet has become the ideal platform for violent extremist organisations to operate discreetly and to reach anyone, anywhere on the globe to gather them to their cause. This online activity has become too complex and offers too much data to analyse for humans.Ahead of the 17th annual ...

The Intoxication of the ‘Art of the Hack’

"Information Operations seeks to master the enemy’s operating space; to limit their ability to act, move and communicate. On the internet, hackers hold a wealth of expertise and experience – yet we have failed to lever them effectively..." Why do hackers hack? Consideration of the psychological a ...

Conflict in the Information Environment

In this presentation from the 2016 forum Gregory Radabaugh, SES Director, Joint Information Operations Warfare Center, analysised the advancements US joint IO enterprise has made in the face of countering violent extremism - policy, investment and the use of influence during peacetime.  ...

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Influencing the Influencers: Countering extremism with the people who matter

In our recent article on positive counter-messaging, we heard from several experts in the CVE domain who advocate the need for narratives to be communicated from within vulnerable communities, led by the real influencers. However, finding these influencers is just one challenge – bringing them onboard to support and implement...

Information Warfare: The Key to Destroying ISIS

March 2015 Three crucial messages should guide America's fight against ISIS, reports national security expert James P. Farwell. As battles wage in the Middle East, are governments investing as much in information as they are in kinetic operations? Countering extremist propaganda through targeted digital outreach and social media activity are...