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Eye on Extremism: July 1, 2020

“Leaders from the five countries of West Africa’s Sahel region — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger — on Tuesday called for intensifying counter-terrorism operations supported by the French military that have already seen successes in the recent months despite...
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Tech & Terrorism: Major Corporations Boycott Facebook Ad Spending Over Content Moderation Mishandling

Iconic consumer brands have begun pledging to temporarily or indefinitely halt advertisements on Facebook due to its consistent mishandling of extremist content, hateful rhetoric, and divisive information on its site. The boycott by more than 100 leading advertisers reflects ongoing frustration over Facebook’s ineffective content moderation processes, allowing advertisements to run adjacent to questionable content on its platform.
Extremism News Roundup

Eye on Extremism: Jun 30, 2020

"American officials provided a written briefing in late February to President Trump laying out their conclusion that a Russian military intelligence unit offered and paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, two officials familiar with the matter...
CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid: "In five years, I expect us to have long since reached the boiling point that leads to reining in an almost entirely unregulated technology sector to contend with how technology has been weaponized against individuals, society, and democracy."...