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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

 Tagged with radicalisation


02 May 2022

A manipulated video showing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a conference call with Elon Musk is circulating online. The footage has been digitally altered to include white powder, which some social media users have said is cocaine on his desk.

 

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12 April 2022

"I guess they were just quite media savvy," he told counter-terrorism detectives. "They would put things out there [on social media] quite quickly that was easily picked up, yeah."

And so - for a potentially bored teenager living a humdrum life in suburban London - the war not only appeared like an exciting video game on social media, it came packaged with an appealing message that there was a role for everyone else.

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20 September 2021

 

A practical resource for teachers to empower young people to:

Recognise examples of extremist behaviour and content online
Understand actions which could be identified as criminal activity
Explore techniques used for persuasion and build resilience through critical thinking
Access support from trusted individuals and organisations

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