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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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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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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...
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Eye on Extremism: February 13, 2019

“ISIS chiefs have stashed away millions to fund a new wave of attacks against Britain and the West - as the terror group faces being stamped out once and for all. U.N. experts believe the group has around $300 million stored in “bulk” - with one report warning it will be used to...

CEP Senior Adviser Dr. Hany Farid on CBS News


CEP Senior Adviser and computer science professor Dr. Hany Farid spoke with Vladimir Duthiers of CBS News on CEP's challenge to Facebook: Rein in Extremist Content...

CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid discusses the need for Facebook and other tech companies to do more to combat dangerous extremist content online. In a February 5 letter, CEP invited Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to join top CEP advisors for a public conversation about the threat posed by extremist...
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Eye on Extremism: February 12, 2019

“Islamic State group militants cornered in their last foothold in eastern Syria fought back with suicide car bombs, snipers and booby traps Monday, slowing Kurdish fighters advancing under the cover of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish news agencies and a Syrian war monitor said. An...
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In Case You Missed It: GoDaddy Refuses to Take Down Terror Group’s Website

Domain registrar and webhosting companies have played an increasingly larger role in the proliferation of online extremism. Recently, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) spotlighted a website from the terror group Kataib Hezbollah (KH), which since 2016 has been hosted by GoDaddy . The website boasts of “[cutting] off the hand of America” and KH is responsible for the killings hundreds of American soldiers, UN workers and civilians – a clear violation of GoDaddy’s terms of services and grounds for removal.