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May 17, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Instagram Accounts Found Glorifying Racist, Antisemitic Murderers

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, two Instagram accounts were found that posted content...

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May 14, 2021

New Zealand, France Co-Host Virtual Summit Regarding Christchurch Terror Attack Video And Extremist Content Moderation

Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Executive Director David Ibsen released the following statement today as major tech companies and public officials meet virtually to discuss the March 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings and efforts to remove the...

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May 14, 2021

KKK Grand Dragon Convicted Of Murder Dies In Kansas Prison

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., founder of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and former KKK Grand Dragon, died in a Kansas prison last week where he was serving a sentence for capital murder and assault and firearms convictions. Miller was...

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May 13, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: U.K. Accuses Alleged Leader Of Sonnenkrieg Division Of Terrorism, Antisemitism

The alleged leader of the white supremacy group Sonnenkrieg Division (SKD), Andrew Dymock, is standing trial in the U.K. on a string of terrorism offenses relating to the promotion of the neo-Nazi System Resistance Network (SRN), a banned far-right...

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May 13, 2021

U.N. Investigators Declare 2014 ISIS Offensive Against Yazidis An Act Of Genocide

On Monday, United Nations (U.N.) investigators declared the ISIS offensive in 2014 against the Yazidi religious minority in Iraq an act of genocide. Citing “clear and compelling evidence,” the U.N. concluded that ISIS developed chemical weapons and...

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May 12, 2021

Rise In Terror Attacks From Gaza Threaten Israeli, Palestinian Civilians

On Monday, militants in Gaza sharply increased the intensity and volume of terrorist attacks against civilians in central and southern Israel. Anti-tank missiles, balloon bombs, and more than 1,000 rockets have been fired indiscriminately from...

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May 10, 2021

Extremist Content Online: ISIS & White Supremacist Content Depicting, Encouraging Violence Found 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. Last week, Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram respectively were found...

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May 6, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: Antisemitism Continues To Proliferate On Facebook

Facebook executives have attempted to cultivate an image for the company centered on the appearance of high standards of responsibility, transparency, and consistency, but it consistently fails in all three areas. Facebook has failed to sufficiently...

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May 5, 2021

Al-Qaeda Remains A Global Menace 10 Years After Bin Laden’s Death

Ten years have passed since U.S. Special Forces killed al-Qaeda founder and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden in a raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A decade after bin Laden’s death, al-Qaeda continues to pose a major threat to U.S. national security. That...

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May 3, 2021

Extremist Content Online: White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis Celebrate Anniversary Of Synagogue Shooting on Telegram and Dark Web Imageboards

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, white supremacists and neo-Nazis on Telegram and dark web...

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On June 13, 2016, convicted terrorist Larossi Abballa stabbed to death two married police officers in their home in Magnanville, France, in an attack claimed by ISIS. Abballa livestreamed the murder on Facebook and held the couple’s three-year-old son hostage before police stormed the home.

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