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November 3, 2021

Members Of The Base Sentenced To Prison For Terrorism-Related Activities

Last week, former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrick Jordan Mathews and U.S. Army veteran Brian Mark Lemley Jr., members of the neo-Nazi group The Base, were each sentenced to nine years in federal prison. Last January, the FBI arrested the two...

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November 3, 2021

CEP-EPC Report Launch: Hiding in plain sight? Disguised compliance by terrorist offenders

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) in cooperation with the European Policy Centre (EPC) are pleased to invite you to this online policy dialogue and launch event of their joint publication entitled Hiding in plain sight? Disguised compliance by...

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November 2, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Neo-Nazi Videos On Instagram Call For Antisemitic Violence

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, researchers found three Instagram accounts that posted...

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October 29, 2021

CEP Spotlight: Liam Duffy

Following the October 15 murder of U.K. Member of Parliament David Amess by a man believed to have radical Islamist motivations, Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Strategic Advisor Liam Duffy published an op-ed in The Telegraph about an act of violence...

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October 27, 2021

Islamist Cleric Anjem Choudary Continues To Use Social Media To Spread Extremist Propaganda

Internationally designated Islamist cleric and convicted ISIS supporter Anjem Choudary, whose ban on public speaking in the United Kingdom expired this July, is once again using social media to spread his extremist messages.

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October 25, 2021

Extremist Content Online: CEP Identifies More Instagram Accounts Featuring Pro-ISIS Content

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. Over the last week, CEP identified 12 Instagram accounts featuring pro...

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October 22, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: Facebook Fails To Provide Full, Transparent Information On Content Moderation To Oversight Board

On Thursday, Facebook’s Oversight Board released its first transparency report, where it criticized Facebook for failing to be “fully forthcoming” about its controversial XCheck program, which exempts high-profile users like politicians and...

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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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On January 15, 2019, al-Shabaab gunmen stormed an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The attack lasted over 12 hours, killing 22 people and wounding 27 others.   

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