Lone Actor Terrorism: Literature Review

Authors: Raffaello Pantucci, Clare Ellis and Lorien Chaplais
Published:
December 2015

Lone-actor terrorism is not a new phenomenon; however, research suggests the threat is increasing as pressure from security services forces a tactical adaptation and groups call on those who share their ideology to act alone without direction or support.

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Reciprocal Dynamics Between Australia’s Political Fringes on Twitter

For this research, ISD’s digital analysis unit have been monitoring a network of 208 channels distributing white supremacist content on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram. In an analysis of over a million posts, this briefing unpacks how the platform is being used to glorify terrorism, call for violence, spread extremist ideological material and demonise minority groups.