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Eye on Extremism: December 10

“The quiet of Al Hol camp in the afternoon belies the trouble that lurks beneath the surface. In an annex of this sprawling facility reserved for some 10,000 foreign wives and children of Isis fighters from around the world, a mutiny is brewing. Over the past few months, sharia courts have...
Extremism News Roundup

Eye on Extremism: December 10

“The quiet of Al Hol camp in the afternoon belies the trouble that lurks beneath the surface. In an annex of this sprawling facility reserved for some 10,000 foreign wives and children of Isis fighters from around the world, a mutiny is brewing. Over the past few months, sharia courts have...
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Extremist Content Online: ISIS Moves to Hoop Messenger and TamTam Following Telegram Takedowns

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, ISIS supporters established a presence on the messenger platforms Hoop Messenger and TamTam , after a worldwide law enforcement operation shut down many of their channels on Telegram. ISIS also uploaded a new propaganda video, titled “ And Expel Them From Wherever They Have Expelled You ,” from their self-proclaimed Libyan province, a Russian language white supremacist Telegram channel released bomb-making instructional videos and manuals, and a Neo-Nazi group, The Base , released a new training camp video in which they threatened five journalists who criticized or recently wrote about the group.
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Eye on Extremism: December 9

“Air strikes by Syrian government and Russian forces killed at least 20 people in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Saturday, activists and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The attacks hit five villages in the Idlib region of the northwest, part of the last major territorial...
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Over 100 Anwar Al-Awlaki Videos Found on YouTube

Report Marks Second Time Awlaki’s Propaganda Re-uploaded to Platform (New York, N.Y.) - On December 5, The Times (London) reported its discovery of over 100 radicalizing extremist videos from notorious al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki on Google-owned YouTube. The videos were identified by...
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Eye on extremism: December 6

“I have learnt that many of my past beliefs came from my misinterpretations of Islam,” the young man wrote to his probation officers. “There were many gaps in my knowledge but now I am on new path and am learning to become a good Muslim. I would like a chance to prove to you that...
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Tech & Terrorism: YouTube’s 60 Minutes Interview Demonstrates Tech’s Continued Double-Talk

Last Sunday, CBS’s 60 Minutes aired an interview with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki focused in part on how the Google-owned platform polices hate speech, misinformation, conspiracy theories, and other content expressly prohibited by the company’s terms of service. In the interview, Wojcicki said , “The government is free to say, ‘Hey, this is how you should enforce hate. This is how you should enforce harassment.’ We would follow those laws. But we don't see those laws.” However, Google’s actions paint a different picture, one of active opposition to legislative and regulatory initiatives around the world.