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Eye on Extremism: June 14

“Two years ago, Pentagon officials said that American forces in the remote reaches of Afghanistan could defeat the Islamic State’s offshoot here by the end of 2017. This month, American Special Forces in eastern Afghanistan were still fighting, with no end in sight. During a visit by a New York...
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CEP’s Dr. Hany Farid: Tech Companies Need “A Fundamental Change” to Tackle Extremist Content

CEP today released the eighth of a nine-part video series featuring CEP Senior Adviser Dr. Hany Farid , a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. In this week’s video, titled " Pressure Points ," Dr. Farid calls for a collective effort from academics, NGOs, and the public at large, to ensure tech companies do their part to make the Internet a safer place. Despite the proliferation of extremist content online, the right set of pressure points can result in a fundamental change in the way we think about online platforms and how said platforms operate.
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Eye on Extremism: June 13

“Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. The Navy and...
"Experts are issuing increasingly urgent warnings about the advance of deepfake technology ― both the realistic nature of these videos, and the ease with which even amateurs can create them. Deepfake technology threatens to provoke a genuine civic crisis, as people lose faith that anything...
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Eye on Extremism: June 12

“The Saudi-led military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi forces on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday which wounded 26 people. The Western-backed, Sunni Muslim alliance that has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen...