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February 27, 2023

Extremist Content Online: ISIS Propaganda Video Released Before Nigerian Elections Located On Facebook, Telegram

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 an ISIS propaganda video condemning...

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February 23, 2023

Neo-Nazi Groups Using Telegram To Organize Antisemitic “National Day of Hate”

According to Telegram posts located by Counter Extremism Project (CEP) researchers, several neo-Nazi groups in certain locations in the United States are planning an antisemitic “National Day of Hate” on Saturday, February 25. The participants are...

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February 21, 2023

Extremist Content Online: Neo-Nazi Group Using GiveSendGo to Crowdfund Propaganda Campaign

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 a crowdfunding campaign on GiveSendGo...

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February 20, 2023

Tech & Terrorism: Section 230 Liability Shield To Face Scrutiny This Week At U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in two cases that raise questions about liability shields afforded to tech companies under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The cases are Gonzalez v. Google and Twitter Inc. v...

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February 16, 2023

Dutch Prosecutors Allege Repatriated Woman Targeted Yazidis, Committed Crimes Against Humanity

Last week, prosecutors in the Netherlands announced Hasna Aarab, having been accused of crimes against humanity for enslaving a Yazidi woman in 2015 while a member of ISIS, will face trial along with 11 other women for crimes related to their...

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February 15, 2023

ICYMI: CEP Experts React To U.K. Prevent Strategy Review

The British Government last week accepted all 34 recommendations of an independent review of the U.K.’s Prevent strategy. The review, led by Independent Reviewer William Shawcross, criticized the counter-extremism program’s effectiveness thanks in...

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February 13, 2023

Extremist Content Online: Pro-ISIS Content On Facebook Encourages Terror Attacks In Europe

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 several examples of pro-ISIS content...

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February 10, 2023

CEP Statement On the Independent Review Of The British Government’s Prevent Strategy

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) welcomes the publication of the review of the U.K. Prevent strategy and fully endorses the recommendations outlined.

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February 9, 2023

Key ISIS Financier Killed By U.S. Forces In Somalia

Late last month, President Joe Biden ordered U.S. military personnel operating in northern Somalia to conduct a raid that resulted in the death of Bilal al-Sudani, a senior ISIS official and former al-Shabaab financial facilitator and recruiter. The...

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February 6, 2023

Extremist Content Online: Pro-ISIS Propaganda Videos Encourage Attacks In Egypt And Europe

(New York, N.Y.) — 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 a pro-ISIS...

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On March 25, 2017, as Bangladesh Armed Forces raided a militant hideout in South Surma Upazila, Bangladesh, militants detonated two bombs in a crowd of 500-600 onlookers. The attack, claimed by ISIS, killed four civilians and three police officers, and injured 50 others.

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