[ rad-i-kuh-luh-zey-shuhn ]


  1. the act or process of becoming more extreme, as in beliefs, actions, or politics:

    The group tries to counter radicalization by promoting nonviolence and tolerance through peer-to-peer education.

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The New York Times today published a report looking at individuals, including at least one who attended the January 6 rally at the Capitol, who were radicalized specifically on Facebook and Instagram.

This finding seems to contradict reports and studies that say social media sites — and their algorithms that personalize news to the interests and beliefs of their users — have helped radicalize people online.

The mob showed her that an alarming number of people have been radicalized, a phenomenon that she has watched play out in her own Facebook feed over the past four years.

While Douglas himself had radicalized both extremes by pushing the Kansas-Nebraska Act through Congress, he still firmly believed that the Constitution prohibited secession.

As for reducing working hours, it would be, he admits, a long and difficult struggle requiring much solidarity among working Americans who have not yet been radicalized to the cause.

They maintain that the initial radicalization tends to occur offline before it is then reinforced online.

But he appears to have been a 32-year-old native of Quebec with a history of legal troubles that predate his radicalization.

To some extent, it seems, “the law enforcement vector” contributed to the radicalization of Abu Omar.

Miliband agreed with Cameron that a “mandatory and comprehensive program of de-radicalization” was needed.

It talks about radicalization as well as fundamentalism—and the dangers of that.

With a group of men, silent as himself, he worked at the radicalization of the factories and labor unions.