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Tech & Terrorism: Top EU Official Details Proposal To Address Content Moderation, Liability Issues With Tech Companies

European Union (EU) digital-policy and antitrust czar Margrethe Vestager took sharp aim at U.S. tech companies last week, detailing a comprehensive plan to regulate tech companies, including proposals to curb their anticompetitive behavior. The new measures aim to compel tech firms to pay more taxes and take more responsibility for illegal content on their platforms.
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Eye on Extremism: July 10, 2020

“Almost 8,500 terrorist attacks took place in 2019, killing more than 20,300 people – some 5,460 were known perpetrators and 14,840 were victims, according to a report released this week by the University of Maryland's National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to...
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Kata’ib Hezbollah Escalates Pressure On Iraqi Government

On June 25, Iraqi forces arrested 14 militants belonging to the Iran-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) in an anti-terrorism raid ordered by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. The KH members were allegedly planning an attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone, which houses the U.S. Embassy and other diplomatic compounds. Shortly after the arrest, a “show of force” from KH resulted in the detainees’ release to the Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). The following week, prominent Iraqi security analyst Hisham al-Hashimi was assassinated . KH had reportedly threatened Hashimi in November and again two weeks ago.
Extremism News Roundup

Eye on Extremism: July 9, 2020

“At least 180 bodies have been found in mass graves in northern Burkina Faso where soldiers are fighting jihadists, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report says. “Available evidence suggests government forces were involved in mass extrajudicial executions,” HRW says. Over seven months,...
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CEP Senior Director Hans-Jakob Schindler spoke with WTOP's The Hunt about Khairi Saadallah, the 25-year-old Libyan refugee arrested after a terror attack that left an American dead in the U.K. He was involved in a so-called de-radicalization program...
Extremism News Roundup

Eye on Extremism: July 8, 2020

“Vehicular attacks have proliferated in recent weeks. Experts believe it is because of the combination of widespread protests across the country and the circulation of dangerous memes among extremist groups about running over pedestrians. “There has been an increasing amount of...