FOLLOW is a 5-year research project at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science research (AISSR) of the University of Amsterdam. FOLLOW is supported by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) and is led by Prof. Marieke de Goede. The project studies daily practices of public and private actors who are countering terrorism financing. We study the dilemmas and ethical and practical challenges of detecting/monitoring, reporting and prosecuting terrorist financing in an increasingly technology- and data-driven context.

FOLLOW analyses

FOLLOW analyses the ways in which private companies increasingly operate in the frontline of security practice. FOLLOW uses the notion of a Chain of Security in order to conceptualise the ways in which security judgements are made across public/private domains and how countering terrorism financing efforts take shape in practice. Redeploying Bruno Latour’s concept of ‘chain of translation’ we follow the path of suspicious transactions from banks to FIUs to the courtroom whereby a transaction is rendered from bank registration to suspicious transaction to court evidence. Read more.


With @AnwarTasniem in Paris to follow the #Haddadi appeal case. When does a parent sending money to help their child become #Terrorism financing? How does political context influence the trial?

"Policy engagement is important for researchers, but also risky because you get caught up in the policy world. It's a major stake to always stay neutral and have a critical space" @deGoede9 #FranceisAI #ENSIncertitudes

Important, heartbreaking addition to the discussion about the psychological harm of content moderation work:

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