The Self-Regulation Mistake
In 2018 the public and policymakers will have to reckon with the ever-growing power of the tech industry. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is now valued at $730 billion (€605 billion)...
Tech companies have no incentive to monitor their content – so governments need to give them one, sharpish
The devastating impact of online radicalisation through extremist videos was felt far too often in 2017. Whether it was the attacks carried out in Manchester and London by Islamist extremists...
The Case for Removing Extremist Videos From the Internet
A major victory in the fight against extremism was secured last month when YouTube announced that it had taken down the lectures and sermons of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American who...
In ‘Watershed Moment,’ YouTube Blocks Extremist Cleric’s Message
For eight years, the jihadist propaganda of Anwar al-Awlaki has helped shape a generation of American terrorists, including the Fort Hood gunman, the Boston Marathon bombers and the perpetrators of...
Google’s counter-narrative experiment cannot overcome years of neglect
Google wants you to believe it is doing its utmost to counter violent extremist content on its YouTube platform. Yet the tech company has been criticized for their record of...
Automated systems fight ISIS propaganda, but at what cost?
The spread of ISIS propaganda online has put social media companies in a tough position. Governments are urging Facebook, Twitter, and Google to more aggressively remove extremist content, in the...
Surveillance: Halting the hate
AMERICAN officials referred to Anwar al-Awlaki as a senior recruiter for al-Qaeda. After being connected to numerous terrorist attacks, in 2011 he became one of the first United States citizens...
Dr. Hany Farid Featured on "Morning Joe"
Dartmouth College Computer Science Professor and Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid was interviewed on "Morning Joe" today about the development of exciting new technology that could...
A Tool to Delete Beheading Videos Before They Even Appear Online
A week before opening fire on an Orlando nightclub, Omar Mateen was on Facebook. Perhaps he was looking for inspiration: According to the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee...
There’s a new tool to take down terrorism images online. But social-media companies are wary of it
President Obama suggested that extremist information spread online inspired a Florida man to commit the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at a gay nightclub in Orlando last week —...
On April 10, 2020, ISIS launched an attack in Homs, central Syria, killing at least 27 pro-government fighters. ISIS also took control of some neighborhoods in Al-Sukhna.
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