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Eye on Extremism: August 16

“An Uzbek citizen living in Connecticut admitted aiding a wannabe ISIS fighter from Brooklyn by plotting to help cover his travel and weaponry costs. Azizjon Rakhmatov, 32, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court Thursday to conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist...
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Eye on Extremism: August 15

“Arizona GOP Sen. Martha McSally plans to introduce legislation next month that would make domestic terrorism a punishable federal crime, an effort that aims to close a loophole in federal authorities' ability to prosecute suspects in domestic terrorism cases. McSally released a discussion...
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End-To-End Encryption’s Potential To Harm Efforts To Combat Online Extremism

In the aftermath of the El Paso terrorist attack, it was revealed that alleged gunman Patrick Crusius posted his manifesto online. The tragedy, once again, raised questions about what tech companies can do to curb online extremism. One proposed solution however, end-to-end encryption , has the potential to do more harm than good.
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Eye on Extremism: August 14

“After months of negotiations between the United States and the Taliban, both sides have signaled that they are nearing an initial peace deal for Afghanistan, perhaps in the coming weeks or even sooner, even though the recent talks have seemed bogged down in the final details. Even a...
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Actions In Kashmir Are Latest Conflicts In The Long-Disputed Region

On August 3, 2019 , Indian authorities and Kashmir’s government ordered thousands of tourists and Hindu pilgrims to leave Indian-administered Kashmir, warning of a “terror threat” against Hindu pilgrims heading to the Amarnath shrine. Officials claim that armed militants backed by...
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Eye on Extremism: August 13

“When Mak Kapetanovic saw the screed connected to the alleged gunman who attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, he immediately recognized the obscure internet references and the racist ideology. Kapetanovic, 22, of Jacksonville, Florida, once subscribed to those beliefs and...
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Extremist Content Online: Cloudflare Provides Services To Pro-ISIS Propaganda Website

CEP reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Although Cloudflare has ceased providing services 8chan , which hosted alleged El Paso attacker Patrick Crusius ’ manifesto online, it continues to provide services to a pro-ISIS propaganda repository.
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Eye on Extremism: August 12

“Social media companies came under fire again last week after another mass shooting was linked to a hate-filled manifesto posted online. For years, Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. largely reacted to horrific events after the fact. Now they’re now being asked by politicians to take a more...