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October 18, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Steam Found To Be Hosting Years-Old Extreme Right Group Pages

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, multiple extreme right and white supremacist pages, some of...

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October 18, 2021

British MP Killed By Man With Islamist Extremism Ties

Last Friday, Conservative British MP David Amess was stabbed to death while meeting with constituents. The suspect, Ali Harbi Ali, is a British citizen. Ali had previously been referred to the government program Prevent, which works to divert...

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October 14, 2021

CEP Statement On Section 230 Reform And The Justice Against Malicious Algorithms Act of 2021

Dr. Hany Farid, Counter Extremism Project (CEP) senior advisor and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, released the following statement in support of the Justice Against Malicious Algorithms Act of 2021. This bill—which will be...

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October 11, 2021

Extremist Content Online: ISIS Videos Found On Facebook And At Least 13 Other Websites

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. Last week CEP researchers found seven Facebook accounts that posted pro...

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October 6, 2021

Houthis Move Closer To Seizing Control In Northern Yemen

On Sunday, Houthi rebels in Yemen fired ballistic missiles into the strategically important city of Marib, killing two children and wounding more than 30 people. The attack is a continuation of the Houthis’ months-long assault on Marib, the last...

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October 5, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: Facebook Whistleblower Testifies Before U.S. Congress

On Tuesday, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified at a hearing before the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security. She explained how Facebook’s products and algorithms have had negative effects...

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October 4, 2021

Extremist Content Online: CEP Finds More Violent Pro-ISIS And Extreme Right Content On Facebook & Instagram

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 Facebook, numerous pieces of pro-ISIS propaganda were found on...

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October 1, 2021

CEP Statement On EU Vote To Take Down Illegal Sports Streams Within 30 Minutes

Yesterday, the European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) voted on an amendment to the Digital Services Act (DSA) requiring online platforms to take down illegal sports and entertainment streams within half an hour of being flagged.

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September 30, 2021

ICYMI: What Comes After The Taliban’s Latest Takeover Of Afghanistan

Last Thursday, Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler authored an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal warning against the United Nations recognizing the Taliban formally as the government of Afghanistan. Schindler...

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September 30, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: AP Investigation & CEP Research Finds Neo-Nazis Remain On Social Media

An investigation released last weekend by the Associated Press detailed the Counter Extremism Project (CEP)’s research on far-right extremist entities on social media in Germany, which found that the groups still maintained a presence on popular...

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On October 21, 2017, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Marshal Fahim military academy in Kabul, killing at least 15 military cadets and wounding four others. The Taliban claimed responsibility.   

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