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Eye on Extremism: March 16

“A U.S. Pave Hawk helicopter, operating as a medevac, crashed in western Iraq on Thursday, killing all seven service members aboard. Military investigators are looking into the cause of the crash, which occurred Thursday night in Iraq near the town of al Qaim, not far from the Syrian border, a U.S...
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U.K. Lawmakers Highlight YouTube’s Shocking Inability to Remove Content by Banned Group National Action

CEP commended the U.K. parliamentarians of the Home Affairs Select Committee for exposing YouTube’s gross failure to remove videos from the banned far right group National Action from its platform 15 months after being reviewed by moderators. CEP called on governments and advertisers to demand that tech companies dedicate serious resources to the permanent removal of radicalizing, horrific content online and that engineers and developers, rather than public relations professionals, are called to answer the tough questions.
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Eye on Extremism: March 15

“Omar Mateen spent the final two years of his life growing ever angrier at what he saw as the slaughter of Muslims overseas. In 2013, the twenty-nine-year-old security guard had been investigated by the F.B.I. for making statements in support of both Hezbollah and Al Qaeda to his co-workers at G4S...
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The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Turkey

On the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Muslim Brotherhood, CEP is publishing resources on the history and recent activities of the group in Egypt and Turkey, Since its inception in Egypt 90 years ago, the Muslim Brotherhood has fought for the establishment of a global caliphate ruled by sharia law.
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Eye on Extremism: March 14

“A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down a 45-year prison sentence Tuesday to a Texas native convicted last fall of supporting al-Qaeda and conspiring to murder Americans. Muhanad Mahmoud al-Farekh, 32, of Houston, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan in the Eastern District of New...
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Eye on Extremism: March 13

“The United States is prepared to act if we must’ to stop indiscriminate bombing of civilians in Syria, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, warned Monday as she circulated a new draft resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire. Addressing the Security Council 16 days after it...

Terror on Tumblr

Tumblr, the social media and blogging platform, is a haven for extremists, whether they support ISIS or violent neo-Nazi groups. The website, purchased by Yahoo for $1.1 billion in 2013 and now owned by Verizon subsidiary Oath, recently gained attention for its...


CEP Senior Adviser Dr. Hany Farid on CBS


CEP Senior Adviser and Dartmouth Computer Science Chair Dr. Hany Farid discusses tools to identify fake videos deployed to manipulate the public, with Tony Dokoupil on CBS This Morning.