Rantt Media has been partnered with the Centre For Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR) for about 3 years now. We’ve published over 150 articles from CARR’s network of PhDs, historians, professors, and experts analyzing extremism and combating disinformation. Now, we’re doing a 6 part video series analyzing radical right extremism and discussing how we can tackle this growing threat.
We saw the culmination of the threat of radical right extremism at the January 6 insurrection and in an increasing number of terrorist attacks over the past several years. We take this threat seriously at Rantt and think it’s important for media organizations to feature extremism experts and researchers in their coverage.
First up, we have Dr. William Allchorn, a researcher at the University of Leeds and the Associate Director of CARR. In this episode, our discussion was wide-ranging and took a broad look at the threat of extremism. You’ll find time-stamps of what we discussed below:
Intro – 0:07
When William first became concerned about extremism in the US – 3:57
The collaboration between extremist groups – 8:16
Counter-narratives used against extremism – 13:15
Community engagement in combating extremism – 20:00
Using former extremists to de-radicalize current extremists – 28:11
Practical steps the Biden Admin can take to combat extremism – 34:01
Law enforcement’s approach to extremism – 43:44
The radical right is a transnational terrorist threat- 45:53
The necessity of digital literacy and how the media should cover extremism – 48:00
Ahmed Baba is the co-founder of CARR’s media partner, Rantt Media.
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