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July 22, 2021

CEP Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Norway Attacks

It has been 10 years since Anders Behring Breivik killed eight people by detonating a car bomb in central Oslo, before shooting dead 69 people attending a summer camp on the island of Utøya. The attacks represented the deadliest violence in Norway...

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July 20, 2021

U.K. Lifts Public Speaking Ban On Radical Islamic Cleric Anjem Choudary

Restrictions preventing radical British cleric Anjem Choudary from speaking in public were lifted on Monday following the expiration of government-imposed conditions on his release. Choudary, co-founder of the now-banned extremist network al...

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July 20, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Neo-Nazi Propaganda Promoting Violence Located On DeviantArt

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. CEP researchers located over a dozen neo-Nazi propaganda accounts on...

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July 14, 2021

U.K. To Ban White Supremacist Group The Base

On Monday, U.K. Home Secretary Ptiti Patel announced plans to ban The Base, a U.S.-based neo-Nazi, white supremacist network, pending approval of the order by the British parliament. The terrorist proscription could go into effect later this week and...

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July 13, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: Facebook’s “Redirect Initiative” Puts Onus On Users To Identify Extremism

In early July, Facebook began testing a pilot program on its platform asking some users if they had been “exposed to harmful extremist content” or “concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist.” Called the “Redirect Initiative,” the pop...

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July 8, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: New Study Confirms YouTube Algorithm Promotes Misinformation, Conspiracies, Extremism

YouTube’s recommended videos algorithm suggests extremist content, misinformation, and conspiracy theories to its users, according to a new report by the Mozilla Foundation. The results were based on a crowdsourced research project that enabled...

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July 7, 2021

Al-Shabaab Continues Terror Attacks, Further Disrupting Somalia’s Elections

Al-Qaeda-aligned terrorist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing last week that targeted Somali intelligence and security headquarters, leaving at least 10 dead and dozens of others injured. The bombing is the second deadly...

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July 6, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Facebook, Instagram Found To Host Violent & Antisemitic Accounts

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. White supremacist and antisemitic content was located on Facebook and...

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July 1, 2021

CEP Webinar with Dr. Hany Farid: How algorithmic amplification pushes users towards divisive content on social media platforms

On Wednesday, June 30, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) hosted the first in a series of webinars with Dr. Hany Farid, senior advisor to CEP and professor at UC Berkeley. Dr. Farid was joined by German MEP Tiemo Wölken, the coordinator for the...

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June 30, 2021

CEP Report Examines Threats From Extremism & Paramilitarism In Europe

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) published a new report, Looks Can Be Deceiving: Extremism Meets Paramilitarism In Central And Eastern Europe. The report, authored by CEP affiliated researcher Kacper Rekawek, examines case studies from the Czech...

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On July 23, 2016, two suicide bombers targeted members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic minority who were demonstrating in Kabul. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed at least 97 people and injured 260 others. 

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