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Eye on Extremism: April 25, 2019

“He built his fortune on black pepper, white pepper, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla. His family lived in a beautiful white villa and traveled in a chauffeured BMW. He was feted by Sri Lanka’s former president for “outstanding service provided to the nation.” But on Wednesday the...
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Smart Regulation and Smart Technology

CEP and the UN Office of Counter Terrorism will have a brown bag lunch and roundtable discussion on April 25 from 1-2:30 hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN. The topic of the free event will be the regulatory and technological efforts and challenges of countering the misuse of the internet and social media applications by terrorist organizations.
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CEP Releases First of Nine-Part Online Extremism Video Series Featuring Dr. Hany Farid

CEP tod ay released the first of a nine-part video series featuring CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid , the Albert Bradley 1915 Third Century Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College and incoming School of Information and EECS professor at UC Berkeley. Each video will feature in-depth analysis by Dr. Farid on different aspects of the problem of online extremism and how the tech industry can address it. They will be released on a weekly basis.
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Eye on Extremism: April 24, 2019

“Early warnings from India's intelligence services to Sri Lankan officials ahead of the Easter Sunday bombings were based on information gleaned from an ISIS suspect, CNN has learned. Delhi passed on unusually specific intelligence in the weeks and days leading up to the attacks, Sri...
"Sri Lanka's decision to block all social media following deadly bombings on Easter Sunday is reigniting the debate over how to combat online disinformation. Hany Farid, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and an adviser to the Counter Extremism Project, said social media...
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Eye on Extremism: April 23, 2019

“The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people. The group’s Amaq news agency called the bombers “Islamic State fighters.” A government official said the bombings were...
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ICYMI: CEP Identifies Multiple Examples of Infamous ISIS Bomb Making Video Online

On April 17, 2019, CEP researchers located the infamous ISIS bomb-making and execution video, “You Must Fight Them O Muwahhid ,” on several video streaming and file download websites. The video shows step-by-step instructions for the construction of a triacetone triperoxide ( TATP ) explosive device, as well as knife tactics on a human target. TATP has been used in numerous terrorist attacks in Europe, including the 2017 Manchester Arena attack, the 2015 Paris attacks and the July 7, 2005 London bombings, often referred to as the 7/7 attacks.