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Eye on Extremism: September 21

BBC News: CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid Discusses Comments Made By U.K. Prime Minister May And The Need To Force Internet Companies To Be More Aggressive In Combating Extremist Content Online. “Russia said on Thursday it had warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where U...
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Eye on Extremism: September 20

“The CDA law that provides blanket legal protection for the things people post online was never intended to shield sex traffickers and other illegal and dangerous online activities. Technology companies believe they should continue to have the power of self-regulation, while ignoring the...
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Eye on Extremism: September 19

“The atmosphere at the Classy Hotel in Erbil, Iraq, has changed dramatically over the past two months. In July, as the Iraqi army stormed the ISIS stronghold of Mosul some 60 miles away, bands of roving war reporters lugged flak jackets and camera gear through the mahogany-veneered lobby...
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Eye on Extremism: September 15

“The first images of one of the suspects being held by U.K. police after the bomb blast on a London subway train on Friday have appeared in British media. Yahyah Farroukh, a 21-year-old from Syria, is being questioned under Britain's Terrorism Act, meaning that he is suspected of being...
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Eye on Extremism: September 15

“The services that help form an unofficial backbone for the internet are facing pressure to stop working with certain sites tied to extremism — a sign of the growing tension between the demands to crack down on content linked to violence and the internet's tradition of openness. The Counter...
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The Counter Extremism Project, a non-profit that focuses in part on disrupting extremist recruitment online, says in letters to Cloudflare, WordPress parent Automattic and GoDaddy that the companies should stop providing services to sites associated with terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda in...
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Eye on Extremism: September 14

“The hunt for ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is very much on. CNN has learned that at one point over the summer the US believed they had their best shot at killing the terrorist leader in an airstrike, according to several US officials. The strike, which has never been publicly disclosed,...