SA/PB/Apr 2020

The Vulnerable Online: Ingredients for Violent Extremist Engagement.

Briefs and Policy Reviews


Recent narratives from practitioners and violent extremist organizations alike have resulted in more questions than answers. While practitioners highlight the vulnerabilities that COVID-19 presents in the current lockdown, the dynamics of online engagement has limited explanations and response application. As a result, the discussions on engagement or non-engagements, at-risk populations, vulnerabilities and other terminology, remain assumptions that over time have become a reality in the Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism field.