MIL-OSI Translation: The Government of Canada announces funding to study the potential for radicalization to violence on gaming platforms

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MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English –

Source: Government of Canada – in French 1

On March 13, 2024, Public Safety Canada announced a federal investment of $317,806 over two years to the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies to examine potentially harmful socialization processes on gaming platforms and related platforms from a gender perspective. This funding was provided through the Community Resilience Fund (CRF).

This project will analyze data from multiple gaming and related platforms to determine whether games can create an environment conducive to radicalization and violent extremism. It will use a Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) model to include, where possible, analysis of gender equality and equity issues. This study will address multiple research questions such as the socialization process in gaming subcultures. It will attempt to analyze the different identity types of players, their regions and languages, and compare the similarities and differences.

This data will be collected from multiple sources, including public discussions and metadata on these platforms, as well as a survey of players from different locations. This project will seek to analyze in depth several platforms (Discord, Twitch, Reddit, Steam, Roblox, Minecraft, etc.), in order to determine whether these spaces are likely to generate harmful socialization and to examine the way in which this socialization is established with a view to culture and communication.

The Canadian Center for Community Engagement and Violence Prevention (Canadian Centre)

Created in 2017 and managed by Public Safety Canada, the Canadian Center is the government’s center of excellence both nationally and internationally in the prevention of violent extremism. Although distinct, its work integrates with approaches to national security, law enforcement and criminal justice. He leads the National Strategy to Combat Radicalization to Violence, and collaborates with academia and community organizations to improve understanding and prevention of radicalization to violence before tragedies occur. In addition, the Canadian Center funds targeted research programs and front-line responders through the FRC.

The Canadian Center pursues the following activities in particular:

Political direction, particularly the development and implementation of the National Strategy to combat radicalization leading to violence. Promoting coordination and collaboration with various categories of stakeholders with the aim of increasing and sharing knowledge, responding to local realities and preventing radicalization leading to violence. Funding, planning and coordinating research aimed at better understanding radicalization leading to violence and the best ways to counter it, as well as mobilizing research with people working on the front lines to prevent radicalization leading to violence. to violence. Support for interventions using the Canadian Center’s Community Resilience Fund, with the aim of financially supporting initiatives aimed at preventing radicalization leading to violence in Canada.

Preventing and countering all forms of hate propaganda and violent extremism on the Internet is a complex and evolving problem. The Government of Canada is actively collaborating with its Five Eyes partners through the Five Eyes Ministerial Meeting, as well as with its G7 allies, the technology industry, experts and civil society, in aims to fight ever more effectively against violent extremism of an ideological nature online.

The Community Resilience Fund (CRF)

Public Safety Canada’s FRC supports research and community projects to prevent violent extremism.

The FRC provides local communities, organizations, stakeholders, researchers and youth-led initiatives with grant opportunities to combat radicalization leading to violence. He also works with international experts in the field to help develop evidence-based prevention strategies in Canada. It is crucial to support and strengthen both partnerships and research innovation and programs to combat radicalization leading to violence in Canada.

The FRC has $7 million annually to finance new innovative projects. Since its inception in 2017, it has awarded more than $69 million in grants to more than 78 projects.

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