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Extremist Content Online: ISIS Videos Continue to be Uploaded to the Internet In 2019

CEP reports on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Today’s edition exposes ISIS videos demonstrating executions, explosives construction and violent propaganda hosted across platforms from Google Blogger, Telegram, Streamable , the Japanese site Nico Video, and file upload sites.
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Eye on Extremism: February 19, 2019

“The last defenders of the Islamic State terror group's self-declared caliphate are refusing to surrender, clinging to their last sliver of land while hiding among hundreds of civilians. Commanders with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, observers and officials with the anti-IS...
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CEP Statement: WordPress Removes Neo-Nazi Website After CEP Publishes Findings

CEP Executive Director David Ibsen released the following statement today after a website from the white supremacist group Feuerkrieg Division (FKD) was taken offline by website management and blogging platform WordPress. The removal comes on the heels of a CEP report and letter addressed to WordPress that found FKD had been using a WordPress-hosted website for recruitment and propaganda purposes. FKD acknowledged CEP’s role in provoking WordPress action on its Gab account.
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CEP Senior Advisor Ian Acheson writes: "Shamima Begum was an innocent schoolgirl, aged 15, when she voluntarily left the comfort of her home in Bethnal Green and travelled to Syria. She is no longer that innocent schoolgirl, she has at the very least provided succour to the enemies of this...
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Eye on Extremism: February 15, 2019

“At least 38 paramilitary police officers were killed by a massive car bomb in Indian-controlled Kashmir in the worst attack on security personnel since the start of the insurgency in the disputed region three decades ago. The attack occurred Thursday afternoon about 3:15 p.m., police...
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Eye on Extremism: February 14, 2019

“U.S.-backed Syrian forces are clearing two villages in eastern Syria of remaining Islamic State militants who are hiding among the local population, and detaining others attempting to flee with the civilians, the U.S.-led coalition said Thursday. The clearance operations are taking place in...