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Eye on Extremism: November 19

“Two Western hostages, one American and one Australian, were freed by the Taliban on Tuesday after more than three years in captivity, Afghan officials and a person briefed by officials of the militant group said, in a prisoner exchange that could spur the resumption of negotiations to end the 18-...
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Extremist Content Online: ISIS Issues Threats In Spain, Iraq

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, the pro-ISIS group Muntasir Media issued a threat to Spain and ISIS continued circulating a propaganda video in Iraq. Additionally, the neo-Nazi groups The Base and a group claiming to be part of the Atomwaffen Division each respectively released new propaganda videos on Telegram.
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Eye on Extremism: November 18

“An American citizen alleged by Turkey to be an Islamic State member has returned to the United States. According to a government report obtained by The Associated Press, federal authorities questioned the man when he arrived Friday night at Dulles International Airport in Virginia and...
"Some of the world’s biggest marketers halted YouTube spending this month after ads from large brands were found running alongside hateful and extremist videos. Google parent Alphabet Inc. risks losing $750 million in revenue this year from the debacle, analysts at Nomura Instinet...
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Eye on Extremism: November 15

“The United States is promising not to abandon the fight to eradicate the Islamic State terror group, while pushing allies to take more responsibility for foreign fighters and for rebuilding Iraq and Syria. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the pledge Thursday at the start of a meeting of...
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Eye on Extremism: November 14

“Turkey announced on Thursday that it would repatriate an American suspected of being a member of the Islamic State, after a commitment from the United States that his entry would not be blocked. The American, Muhammad Darwish Bassam, 39, had been stranded on a strip of land at the Turkish-Greek...
"iFunny is an obvious target for extremist groups because modern-day propaganda comes in meme form, and websites with young audiences are ripe for grooming, said Joshua Fisher-Birch, a research analyst at the Counter Extremism Project. 'iFunny caters to a young and online demographic,...