Lone Actor Terrorism: Policy Paper 1 – Personal Characteristics of Lone-Actor Terrorists

Authors: Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker and Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn
Published: February 2016

This policy paper emphasises the importance of focusing on different subgroups and of benchmarking in order to accurately interpret results. Likewise, they underline the necessity of lowering barriers to mental health services, as well as multi-agency cooperation.

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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.