2019 Should be the Year for Action to Curb Harms Stemming From Technology & Social Media
Tech and Terrorism Blog
A new European far-right group calling themselves Order of Dawn has apparently started a cryptocurrency crowdfunding campaign for their violent “Reconquista” of Europe. Order of Dawn endorses racism and anti-Semitism.
The nature of extremists’ ongoing misuse of the Internet continues to evolve.
In March 2018, reports surfaced that the private information of up to 87 million Facebook users had been harvested by the firm Cambridge Analytica since 2014.
On July 8, 2018, a pro-ISIS channel called “Lethal Dose” surfaced on Telegram, the popular encrypted messaging app used by terrorists to recruit, communicate, and facilitate attacks.
During the summer of 2017, YouTube launched several initiatives relating to terrorist content on its platform, including the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)––a partnership with other tech companies aimed at combating extremist content online.