Bledar Feta and Ioannis Armakolas wrote an insight for the Global Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET), an independent academic research initiative which aims to better understand and counter the extremist use of technology.

This Insight examines the role of cyberspace in (de)radicalisation in North Macedonia. It investigates the role of virtual communities as a tool employed by radical groups to attract supporters, analysing both their targeting strategies and the online community’s reactions to their extremist content. The research identifies the online space, particularly social media, as a key radicalisation risk in the country. Malicious actors leverage the online space and new technologies to effectively disseminate their extremist narratives, posing serious threats to community security and public order.

You can read the GNET Insight here, in English.