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Eye on Extremism: Feb 21, 2020

“You’re not scared of me?” Yusuf sked half-jokingly as he tossed his burnt pizza crust on the plate. “No,” I told him, but I probably should have been. Yusuf was convicted on terrorism charges for his connection to the 2002 Bali bombing that killed more than 200 people...
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Tech & Terrorism: Facebook Continues Lobbying Efforts In Hopes Of Hindering Content Moderation Legislation

The European Union has recently been debating various content moderation laws and policies in an aim to curb the spread of online extremist content. Instead of allowing lawmakers to do their jobs, Facebook has spent significant resources lobbying tech industry regulators. As a part of those efforts, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg published an opinion piece this week in the Financial Times and the company issued an accompanying white paper —both of which seek to demonstrate Facebook’s support for increased content moderation regulations for the tech industry.
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Eye on Extremism: Feb 20, 2020

“Gunmen killed eight people Wednesday night in shootings in central Germany that have left police guessing about the motive and the number of shooters, who remain at large, police said early Thursday. The attacks took place around 10 p.m. local time when the gunmen opened fire on patrons of a...
"Organizations that monitor terrorist activity on the internet say they are still finding a lot of dangerous propaganda, more than two years after ISIS was defeated. On this week’s edition of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green, Joshua Fisher-Birch, a researcher...
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Extremist Content Online: Amazon Continues To Profit From Sales Of Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist Content

The Counter Extremism Project (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, CEP finds that Amazon continues to sell notorious neo-Nazi books, including The Turner Diaries , despite a company policy statement that it would halt the sales of several neo-Nazi and white supremacist books. Additionally, white supremacist accelerationist Telegram channels continue to encourage violence in Virginia in response to legislature’s proposed assault weapon ban. Also, CEP researchers located a website and social media accounts for a new extreme right group, Revolt Through Tradition (RTT). A pro-ISIS account urged ISIS supporters to end their use of the application TamTam and instead utilize alternate options such as Telegram, Riot and RocketChat. Also, the neo-Nazi group, Feuerkrieg Division (FKD), announced on their Telegram channel that the group was disbanding. Finally, CEP researchers found a pro-ISIS blog on the Blogspot platform.