In this seminar, radicalisation and extremism in the digital space is examined, as well as how real-life events, the environment and everyday social challenges contribute to radicalisation processes, and what extremism looks like in an online setting.
Digital spaces affect our daily lives. We share, we watch, we consume, we talk, we believe and we engage. The internet is great, until it isn't, until a violent crime is committed and media reports and politicians jump to the conclusion that an attacker was part of controversial or extremist communities online. But is it always that easy? We will look at extremist communities online to identify how digital spaces can contribute to radicalisation processes. We will also discuss response strategies on the policy, educational and civil society levels.