YouTube’s recommended videos algorithm suggests extremist content, misinformation, and conspiracy theories to its users, according to a new report by the Mozilla Foundation. The results were based on a crowdsourced research project that enabled...
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law held a hearing today on algorithmic amplification and its role in spreading extremist content on social media platforms. Among those testifying were Facebook’s Vice President...
CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid Testifies On Algorithms That Drive Revenues & Misinformation (New York, N.Y.) – Today, Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid, a professor at University of California, Berkeley with a joint...
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook executives deliberately “weakened or blocked” efforts to address and correct systematic software flaws after discovering its algorithms were facilitating the growth of extremist groups on the...
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On July 23, 2016, two suicide bombers targeted members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic minority who were demonstrating in Kabul. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed at least 97 people and injured 260 others.
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"Identitarians subscribe to a theory known as the Great Replacement, in which non-European migrants threaten to rep… https://t.co/yefekYCLg5
This past week, restrictions preventing radical British cleric Anjem Choudary from speaking in public were lifted.… https://t.co/nlHB4aN160
Turkey has a long history of harboring terrorist operatives and financiers from various extremist groups. Members o… https://t.co/zonlwzxga6
Last week, CEP researchers located multiple accounts on Instagram that spread neo-Nazi propaganda or glorified acts… https://t.co/MYt8I5j08n
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