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June 29, 2022

Tech & Terrorism: Facebook’s Oversight Board Releases Annual Report Calling For More Transparency From Company

Last week, Facebook’s Oversight Board released its first annual report since its formation in 2020. In it, the 20-member independent body, tasked with making decisions on contentious content issues, such as extremism and terrorism, stated that it...

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June 28, 2022

Norway Raises Terror Alert To Highest Level Following Deadly Shooting Outside LGBTQ+ Bar

On Saturday, Zaniar Matapour opened fire outside a popular LGBTQ+ bar in Oslo, Norway killing two and injuring 21. Matapour, a Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin, was taken into custody shortly after the attack and has since been accused of...

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June 27, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Neo-Nazi, ISIS Content Continues To Be Found On Mainstream Platforms

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 extremist content on YouTube and Meta...

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June 23, 2022

U.S. Designates Three Connected To The Russian Imperial Movement

Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department added three individuals to its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) connected with the white supremacist Russian Imperial Movement (RIM). RIM and its leadership were first designated by the U...

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June 21, 2022

Extremist Content Online: ISIS And Neo-Nazi Propaganda Spread On Social Media

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 located three Facebook accounts that posted...

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June 21, 2022

CEP Webinar: Western Extremists And The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine In 2022

Since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, there has been significant concern about the phenomenon of foreign fighters of various extremist ideologies traveling to take part in the conflict. The new CEP report Western Extremists...

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June 16, 2022

ISIS Propagandist Among Four Arrested In German-Swiss Operation

(New York, N.Y.) — On Tuesday, Germany and Switzerland announced that through joint efforts they were able to detain four suspected ISIS members and supporters, including a suspect identified by German officials as a would-be foreign fighter and...

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June 15, 2022

Senior ISIS Leader Captured By French Forces In Mali Amid Troop Withdrawal From The Country

Today, France announced the successful apprehension of Oumeya Ould Albakaye, a senior leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). French forces carried out the operation on June 11 as Albakaye attempted to cross the Niger-Mali border, a...

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June 15, 2022

French Prosecutors Seek Maximum Sentence For Key Suspect In 2015 Paris Attacks

In a Paris courtroom this week, French prosecutors announced their intention to seek the maximum penalty available in the trial of Salah Abdeslam. Abdeslam faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole for his role in the November 2015...

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June 14, 2022

CEP Launches Network Of Stakeholders To Facilitate A ‘Whole-Of-Society’ Approach To Reintegrating, Reducing Recidivism Of Convicted Extremists

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP), in partnership with Parallel Networks and with support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has launched the Radicalization, Rehabilitation, Reintegration, and Recidivism Network (4R Network).

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