Terrorism and violent extremism


The Online Hate Prevention Institute carries out a significant amount of work countering terrorism and violent extremism. Our work supplies intelligence to police and security agencies, removes terrorist material and contributes to both the public policy of governments and the corporate policies of technology platforms.


During the month of November we will be running a special campaign to counter Terrorism.  The campaign aims to increase the focus on preventing this particular area of online hate. Special donations can be made to support this specific campaign and are welcome at any time.

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Much of our work in this space is not public and is released as confidential reports to relevant agencies. Our public work in this space is listed below and may be shared.  


May 15, 2022: Buffalo Terrorist Attack

December 19, 2019: Hate And Violent Extremism From An Online Subculture: The Yom Kippur Terrorist Attack In Halle, Germany

April 28, 2019: San Diego Synagogue Attack

March 16, 2019: New Zealand Terrorist Attack

November 9, 2018: Bourke Street Attack November 2018

December 21, 2017: Car Attack in Flinders Street Melbourne

January 19, 2015: Je Suis Humain: Responsible free speech in the shadow of the Charlie Hebdo murders


OHPI briefings tackle specific instances of online hate and are produced rapidly to respond to emerging problems.

May 26, 2024: Right wing extremism in 2024

February 18, 2024: Senator Babet: Please explain

May 1, 2023: Banning Nazi Symbols in Australia

March 17, 2023: Melbourne’s Nazis highlight a bigger problem

August 23, 2021: To tackle Nazi we must tackle incitement

January 13, 2021: Extremism Online: The Automation of White Supremacy

January 13, 2021: More need to be done to stop extremism

January 7, 2021: Moderation Report 7 Jan 2021

January 7, 2021: Washington DC Riots

November 19, 2020: Why, suddenly, has Islamist terrorism made a resurgence in the West?

November 11, 2020: Inter-Parliamentary Task Force on Online Antisemitism

October 8, 2020: Banning QAnon

May 22, 2020:  Swastikas on the Green, Extremists on the Net

March 18, 2020: Mein Kampf on Sale

March 12, 2020:  Advertising supports hosting of terrorist manifesto

December 19, 2019:  HATE AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM FROM AN ONLINE SUBCULTURE: The Yom Kippur Terrorist Attack in Halle, Germany

September 19, 2019: Responding to Extremism

April 28, 2019:  San Diego Synagogue Attack

March 21, 2019:   Responding to Christchurch: Tackling Online Hate and Extremism

March 16, 2019:  New Zealand Terrorist Attack

November 9, 2018:   Bourke Street Attack November 2018

January 15, 2018: The Far-Right on African Youth

December 17, 2017:  Car Attack in Flinders Street Melbourne

December 19, 2017: Twitter getting tougher on hate

November 9, 2017: Far Right Harassment of Senator Sam Dastyari

September 11, 2017: The far-right trolls

April 18, 2017: Nathan Sykes an Australian Troll

March 23,2017: Press Release: A climate of terror and fear

February 14, 2017: Nazi Group’s Poster Campaign in Melbourne

January 22, 2016: Violent Extremism on the rise in Australia

July 26, 2016: A reply to Neil Erikson on Islamist Extremism

July 26, 2016: The Far-Right on Social Media

July 17, 2016: Online Hate and Violence

March 13, 2016: OHPI closes new Australian Nazi group Battalion88

January 15, 2016: Online Incitement

January 6, 2016: Daesh (ISIS) lies about Islam on Social Media

January 5, 2016: Shurat Hadin Facebook experiment on Kill Israelis and Kill Palestinians

January 11, 2016: Trusting social media companies on national security

November 14, 2015: Response to attacks on Paris and Beirut

September 11, 2015: Sept 11 and today’s rising anti-Muslim hate

September 7, 2015: OHPI’s work get a positive mention in the Victorian Parliament

August 23, 2015: Bigots target OHPI

August 14, 2015: Terror Hacking

August 6, 2015: The danger of the Australian Far-Right

July 28, 2015: E-mail with a Reclaimer

July 18,2015: Melbourne Rally Against Racism

June 21, 2015: Promoting Dylann Roof’s Extremism on Facebook

May 22, 2015: Prof. Wistrich on Antisemitism in 2015

April 22, 2015: Attacking the ANZACs in the lead up to Centenary

December 19, 2015: Facebook experiments with Australia

December 14, 2014: The Indian response to @shamiwitness and the abuse of social media

November 5, 2014: Hate Among Friends

September 27, 2014: Squadron 88 Returns

September 14, 2014: The Mosque at Currumbin

August 4, 2014: Calls to kill on Facebook

June 27, 2014: Loving Nazis and Hating Muslims

May 10, 2014: Social Media connects Far Right Groups

May 10, 2014: Golden Dawn Australia Update

May 8, 2014: Golden Dawn’s Australian Fascists

May 7, 2014: Social Media, Golden Dawn and Australia’s Far-Right 


March 20, 2023: Discussing Nazi tactics and counter-tactics with The New Daily

March 20, 2023: Discussing Nazi salutes with The Guardian

August 20, 2021: Andre Oboler, ‘The Jewish community owes a debt to the mole who infiltrated the neo-Nazi network’, Plus 61J.

January 27, 2021: ‘Racist rot’: Neo-nazi’s slammed for KKK ritual on sacred land, NITV.

January 27, 2021: Daniel Andrews warns of rising antisemitism after neo-Nazi gathering in Victorian national park, The Guardian.

January 27, 2021: Live ABC TV Interview used for ABC News at Noon,  Afternoon Briefing and globally on MSN,

January 27, 2021:  ABC The World Today, ABC Radio National and ABC local radio stations around Australia

July 16, 2020: Facebook ‘failing miserably’ on hate speech, Australian Jewish News

March 15, 2020: ‘Governments advertising was supporting the hosting of terrorist manifesto’, J-Wire

March 13, 2020: Live ABC Radio Interview discussing what’s been done since the Christchurch attack to tackle online extremism, ABC Radio National

March 3, 2020: ‘Far-Right Extremist Groups Are Using Instagram As A Recruiting Ground’, 10 Daily

February 29, 2020: ‘Why is Instagram still hosting ‘Black Lives Don’t Matter’ accounts?’, The Daily Dot

February 26, 2020: ‘Christchurch Mosque Shooting ‘Inspiring’ Aussie Far-Right Extremists And White Supremacists’, 10 Daily

January 23, 2020: ‘Online Hate Prevention Institute turns eight’, J-Wire

January 16, 2020: ‘Australia Won’t Ban Manifestos Similar To The Christchurch Shooter’s Because They Didn’t Go As Viral’, Buzzfeed News

January 3, 2020: ‘Hate Speech or Free Speech: Can we regulate social media?’, Medium

November 7, 2019: “Australia won’t censor 8chan unless it hosts the Christchurch video, says internet watchdog”, Buzzfeed New

September 19, 2019: Live TV interview on Facebook’s efforts to use Exit Australia to combat extremism, ABC News

August 26, 2019: ‘Blocking 8Chan just ‘baby steps’ in fighting racist extremism, Experts Say’, 10 Daily

August 26, 2019: Live TV interview on the Prime Minister’s efforts to tackle extremism at the G7, ABC News Tonight

August 6, 2019: El Paso terrorist attack and 8Chan, ABC News

July 10, 2019:  ‘Australia foments far-right ‘great hate’’, The Australian

April 28, 2019: ‘Rabbi blames US synagogue attack on social media ‘encouraging lone wolves‘, Sputnik International

April 4, 2019: ‘Laws targeting terror videos on Facebook and YouTube ‘rushed’ and ‘knee-jerk’, lawyers and tech industry say’ , ABC News

March 25, 2019: ‘Christchurch shootings fuel politics of race in NZ, Australia‘ China Daily Global

March 22, 2019: ‘Social media giants face regulation as publishers, not just postmen‘, Australian Financial Review

March 22, 2019: ‘After Christchurch, it’s impossible to separate the ‘okay sign’ from white supremacy’ Ten Daily

March 19, 2019: Cyber security expert wants governments to take action on online extremism – shared globally via MSN News, ABC News

March 2019: ABC on the Christchurch terrorist attack and tackling online hate, 7.30 Report

January 7, 2019: ABC on far right extremism, 7.30 Report

November 22, 2018: “The anti-terrorism encryption laws we can’t afford to get wrong”, Ten Daily

July 18, 2015: Melbourne Rally Against Racism

July 14, 2015: Don’t give in to extremism


July 28, 2015 – Reclaiming Australia from bigots


November 30, 2015: OHPI at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s AGM

August 31, 2015: OHPI attends the ADC Gandel annual oration