May 23, 2024

AI Extremism

Over the past decade, two major phenomena have developed in the digital realm. On the one hand, extremism has grown massively on the Internet, with sprawling online ecosystems hosting a wide range of radical subcultures and communities associated with both ‘stochastic terrorism’ and the ‘mainstreaming of extremism’. On the other hand, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has undergone exponential improvement: from ChatGPT to video deepfakes, from autonomous vehicles to face-recognition CCTV systems, an array of AI technologies has abruptly entered our everyday lives. This report examines ‘AI extremism’, the toxic encounter of these two evolutions – each worrying in its own right. Like past technological progress, AI will indeed be – in fact already is – used in various ways to bolster extremist agendas. Identifying the many opportunities for action that come with a range of AI models, and linking them with different types of extremist actors, we offer a clear overview of the numerous facets of AI extremism. Building on the nascent academic and government literature on the issue as well as on our own empirical and theoretical work, we provide new typologies and concepts to help us organize our understanding of AI extremism, systematically chart its instantiations, and highlight thinking points for stakeholders in countering violent extremism.
May 18, 2024

A Guide for Student Belonging in Public Schools in Manitoba – MASS

A Guide for Student Belonging in Public Schools in Manitoba Every student deserves to feel a sense of belonging in school; to feel safe, respected, and […]
December 21, 2023

The Evolution of Disinformation: A Deepfake Future

This report is based on the views expressed during, and short papers contributed by speakers at, a workshop organised by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service as part of its Academic Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement (AOSE) and Analysis and Exploitation of Information Sources (AXIS) programs. Offered as a means to support ongoing discussion, the report does not constitute an analytical document, nor does it represent any formal position of the organisations involved. The workshop was conducted under the Chatham House rule; therefore no attributions are made and the identity of speakers and participants is not disclosed. You can read the whole report at
December 17, 2023

Useful Resources

Support & Resources for Hate Crimes or Hate Incidents Act2EndRacism Web: Text “hi” to 1-587-507-3838 Alberta Human Rights Commission Web: Confidential Inquiry Line 780-427-7661 Email […]
December 16, 2023

Hiding in Plain Sight

CEP RESEARCH REPORT This report analyzes the potential threats affiliated with the largest and fast growingtransnational right-wing extremist (RWE/REMVE)1 combat sports network, calledActive Clubs. It explores […]
October 13, 2023

The Use of Social Media by United States Extremists-START

Emerging communication technologies, and social media platforms in particular, play an increasingly important role in the radicalization and mobilization processes of violent and non-violent extremists (Archetti, […]
October 13, 2023

Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

 Anders Breivik’s 1,518-page document released prior to the killing of 77 people at a government center and summer camp in Oslo, Norway in 2011. Brenton Tarrant’s […]
October 12, 2023


ERIM MSSTA PD Event Friday October 20th marks and important day for ERIM when over 200 educators gather to attend key note speech, plenary session, and […]
September 25, 2023


ERIM Resource Booklet Release Tuesday October 10th marks the launch of a new educational resource: Extremism and Radicalization to Violence Prevention in Manitoba (ERiM). ERiM is a made-in-Manitoba […]