The vision of the GIFCT is to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms.

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism brings together the technology industry, government, civil society, and academia to foster collaboration and information-sharing to counter terrorist and violent extremist activity online.

GIFCT’s strategic planning and programming centers on three pillars:



Delivering critical information and the capacity to prevent and disrupt terrorist and violent extremist activity online



Coordinating and continually strengthening the tech ecosystem’s response to the online impacts of terrorist or violent extremist incidents



Convening industry, experts, and civil society to understand emerging trends relating to technology, terrorism, and violent extremism

Research and Resources from our Core Partners
Global Network on Extremism & Technology

Recent insights, reports, and digests from our academic research arm

  • Jun 24 2024

    “Substitution”: Extremists’ New Form of Implicit Hate Speech to Avoid Detection

    Content Warning: This insight contains antisemitic, racist, and hateful imagery. Introduction Extremists exploit social media...
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  • Jun 20 2024

    On the Road to Quds: How the Axis of Resistance Defines Geopolitical Battlegrounds in Favour of Authoritarianism

    Introduction ‘Shia civilization awakened’, a Russian ideologue proclaimed on his Telegram channel in early 2024,...
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  • Jun 17 2024

    Friend of the Locals, Enemy of the State: The Social Media Presence of Comando Vermelho

    *Disclaimer: To uphold transparency about the posts reflected in this Insight, some posts and accounts...
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  • Jun 12 2024

    Swatting: A Fictitious Threat Generating Real-World Hazards

    Introduction  Swatting is named after the ‘Special Weapons and Tactics’ groups of law enforcement officials...
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