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November 30, 2021

CEP Spotlight: Dr. Hany Farid

CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid, an internationally recognized expert in digital forensics, misinformation, algorithmic amplification, image analysis, and hashing technology, is a professor at UC Berkeley with a joint appointment in Electrical...

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November 22, 2021

Neo-Nazi Telegram Channel Continues Doxing FDA, CDC Officials

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. This week, CEP researchers found a neo-Nazi Telegram channel being used...

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November 19, 2021

U.K. To Ban Terror Group Hamas In Its Entirety

Today, U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that Hamas, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), will be similarly banned in its entirety under the U.K.’s Terrorism Act. The new policy will supplant a ban on the Hamas’s military...

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November 17, 2021

Pakistan Forges Agreement With Al-Qaeda Affiliate

Last week, the government of Pakistan and the U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) agreed to a one-month ceasefire while the two conduct negotiations in Afghanistan under the auspices of the Afghan Taliban...

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November 16, 2021

Former EU Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove Joins CEP Advisory Board

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) today announced that former European Union (EU) Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove has joined its Advisory Board.

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November 15, 2021

CEP Spotlight: Ian Acheson

CEP Senior Advisor Ian Acheson, a former prison governor and senior official in the U.K. Home Office with more than 25 years of experience, is an expert in the U.K.’s criminal justice system, specifically the prevention of Islamist and right-wing...

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November 15, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Former Atomwaffen Division Members Announced A New Splinter Group, Are Condemned By James Mason

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. On November 8, former members of the Atomwaffen Division (AWD) posted...

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November 10, 2021

Iraqi Prime Minister Targeted For Assassination Amid Wave Of Attacks

On Sunday, armed drones attacked the residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in a failed assassination attempt. There were no claims of responsibility, but Iraqi security officials identified Iran as the source of the drones while some...

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November 10, 2021

CEP Resource Details The Taliban’s Hardline Government

When Taliban forces seized control of Afghanistan in August, leaders of the extremist group pledged to establish a new reformed Taliban government. The current government, unlike the one in the 1990s, claimed that it would honor women’s rights within...

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November 9, 2021

CEP Briefing Paper: Misuse Of Online Services By Transnational Right-Wing Extremist And Terrorist Networks

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) has published a new briefing paper entitled, The Misuse of Online Platforms by Violent Right-Wing Extremists and Terrorists. The paper follows an in-depth study in 2020 in which CEP, commissioned by the Federal...

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