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March 15, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Footage From Christchurch Terrorist Attack Video, Other White Supremacist Content, Found On 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, CEP researchers located several pieces of white supremacist...

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March 15, 2021

DGAP-IFRI-CEP Webtalk: Opening the Black Box – Inside France’s Deradicalization Program

France has been a prominent target of Islamist terrorism both within and outside its borders for decades, and the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty near Paris in October 2020 is only one of the latest examples. Traditionally focusing on security...

Press Release

March 10, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: Tech Companies That Algorithmically Amplify Terrorist Content Should Not Receive Section 230 Immunity

As calls for reform to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act continue, lawmakers in Congress have begun shifting their approach from attempting major reform to tailoring it to individual types of content. For instance, one proposal would...

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March 9, 2021

White Supremacist Violence Poses Threat To U.S. National Security

In his testimony at last week’s hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on the January 6 Capitol riot, FBI Director Christopher Wray told senators domestic extremists pose a threat to national security. Wray explained that the...

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March 8, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Al-Qaeda Bomb-Making Materials Shared By User On White Supremacist Forum

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. A user of an imageboard on the dark web shared a collection of al-Qaeda...

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March 5, 2021

CEP Report Launch: Western Foreign Fighters and the Yazidi Genocide

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) invites you to the launch of our latest report Western Foreign Fighters and the Yazidi Genocide.

Press Release

March 1, 2021

Extremist Content Online: CEP Continues to Find Pro-ISIS Propaganda on YouTube

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 YouTube video advertising a pro...

Press Release

February 26, 2021

CEP Webinar: The Current Threat Posed by ISIS Globally and European Threat Assessment

A string of attacks in France throughout 2020; the attack by an ISIS supporter in Vienna, Austria, on November 2, 2020, which killed two and injured 23; as well as the arrests on February 12, 2021, in Denmark and Germany of 14 members belonging to an...

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February 25, 2021

Pro-ISIS Preacher Sentenced By German Court To Over 10 Years In Prison For Terrorist Activities

On Wednesday, a German court sentenced a radical Islamic preacher known as Abu Walaa to more than 10 years in prison for his role in planning a terrorist attack in Germany, while also fundraising and recruiting for ISIS. Walaa recruited at least...

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February 24, 2021

France Makes Plans To Ban Ethno-Nationalist Group Generation Identity

Last week, France announced it would implement a ban and begin the dissolution of Generation Identity (GI), a pan-European youth movement and ethno-nationalist group that seeks to stop globalization and what it views as the Islamization of Europe...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

In Their Own Words:

God forbid, if a time comes when we have no choice but to watch our citizens breathe their final breaths, and when there are no ventilators… we will make six million Israeli settlers unable to breathe.

Yahya Sinwar, Leader of Hamas in Gaza Apr. 2, 2020
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