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Tech & Terrorism: One Month After New Zealand Massacre Broadcasted on Facebook Live, Company Revises Livestream Policy

CEP has documented Facebook’s reactionary policy changes since November 2007, exposing how the company typically makes improvements following public accusations, scandal or pressure from governments. This week, Facebook announced that it will begin blocking users who have violated its community guidelines from livestreaming videos. The change comes a month after the New Zealand shooter livestreamed his massacre of 50 people on its platform – an event which renewed criticism of Facebook’s inability to control its technology.
Extremism News Roundup

Eye on Extremism: April 18, 2019

“The number of suspected foreign ISIS fighters being detained by US-backed forces in Syria has now surpassed 2,000, with a small number claiming to be US citizens, three US officials told CNN. A US defense official tells CNN that the detainees are being biometrically screened and only a...
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Extremist Content Online: CEP Continues Finding Christchurch Attack Content on YouTube

CEP reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. This week’s edition finds that videos from the Christchurch terror attack are still being uploaded online. Further, ISIS content and propaganda is found on nearly two dozen platforms.
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European Parliament Passes Meaningful Vote on Terror Content File

The European Parliament today voted in favour of regulation preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online. CEP Executive Director David Ibsen said the regulation was "a positive start in the fight against digital radicalisation, propaganda, and recruitment, which have long played havoc with Europe's digital users."
Extremism News Roundup

Eye on Extremism: April 17, 2019

“ISIS-affiliated terrorists in Afghanistan, noted for their brutality in a brutal land, pose the top threat for spectacular attacks in the United States, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official. The group known as ISIS-K, like al-Qaeda, which plotted the 9/11 terror attacks from...