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Author: Ludovica Di Giorgi

Ludovica Di Giorgi works at Moonshot CVE, where she leads work to understand and counter extremism in the United States, the Western Balkans and South East Asia with a particular focus on the violent far right.

Extremists won’t stop if you ban their content – they need to hear an alternative message

On February 13th Amber Rudd announced the creation of a new tool to remove extremist content from the internet. However, to focus too much on content removal and takedowns would be a grave error. We are losing sight of the fact that the online space is not just a breeding ground for extremism; it can also be turned against violent extremist groups to reach vulnerable individuals and change their paths. This is why, over the past six months, I’ve run a programme which takes a different approach.

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