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Eye on Extremism: May 22, 2020

“The British government warned it will prosecute protesters who break the law if Hezbollah flags are displayed in online demonstrations. In a change of policy in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Home Office announced to The National that it will observe protests on Zoom and other...
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Eye on Extremism: May 21, 2020

“ISIS operative,Abdulnasser al-Qirdash, Isis operative and part of ISIS's Delegated Committee was handed over to Iraqi security forces by Syrian and US officials on Wednesday. Over the course of the past few months, various reports have been published with regard to the identity of the ISIS...
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Tech & Terrorism: Tech’s Activist Role In Content Moderation Undermines Industry Arguments For Section 230 Protections

Technology giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Google/YouTube have long maintained that they are merely neutral platforms and cannot be held responsible for what users choose to post and share on their sites. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) has provided blanket liability protection to encourage tech firms to proactively remove hateful, abusive, violent, and other unwanted content from their sites. Instead of availing themselves of the freedom to properly enforce their Terms of Service under the protection afforded by Section 230, tech companies have done the bare minimum to rein in dangerous content, while using the liability shield to fend of lawsuits from victims of terrorism.
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Eye on Extremism: May 20, 2020

“Since the signing of a peace deal between the United States and the Taliban, civilian casualties in Afghanistan have increased compared with previous years, according to a new U.N. report. The mounting civilian toll belies U.S. expectations that the peace deal would lead to reduced violence...
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CEP Senior Researcher Josh Lipowsky quoted: "ISIS views the global pandemic as an opportunity to weaken its enemies further. Governments are trying to maintain their focus on international security issues at the same time they are addressing a global health crisis that is also sparking an...
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"Lockdowns fit this recruitment agenda. Stuck at home with money running short, people might become 'more receptive to these movements,' warns Joshua Fisher-Birch, of the Counter-Extremism Project, an NGO."...