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April 29, 2022

Tech & Terrorism: European Policymakers Reach Agreement On Regulating Big Tech

Over the weekend, European policymakers reached a provisional political agreement to adopt the Digital Services Act (DSA), first proposed in 2020, which aims to upgrade liability and safety rules for digital platforms, services, and products...

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April 27, 2022

Holocaust Denial Remains Central To Antisemitic Conspiracies

Today, Israelis and Jewish communities will begin their observance of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, a remembrance of the six million lives lost in the Holocaust as well as Jewish resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In recent...

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April 21, 2022

Tech & Terrorism: Convicted Terrorist Anjem Choudary Still Finds Havens Online

Since the expiration of U.K. government restrictions on him last year, internationally designated Islamist cleric and convicted ISIS supporter Anjem Choudary has continued to seek new online platforms for his extremist rhetoric. Six months after the...

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April 21, 2022

U.S. Court Convicts El Shafee Elsheikh For ISIS Murders Of Four Americans

Last week, El Shafee Elsheikh, the U.S.-designated British member of the ISIS cell known as the “The Beatles,” was found guilty of conspiracy related to the kidnapping and torture that led to the murder of four American hostages. The hostages James...

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April 20, 2022

CEP Impact: E-Commerce Site Spring Removes Storefront For Imprisoned Austrian Neo-Nazi Rapper

On April 11, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) located a shop on the print-on-demand platform Spring (formerly Teespring) selling merchandise supporting and monetarily benefitting Austrian neo-Nazi rapper known as “Mr. Bond,” a.k.a. Philip Hassler...

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April 19, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Wide-Ranging Extremist Content Encouraging Violence Located on Several Social Media 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. On Telegram, a new version of a notorious antisemitic channel was found...

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April 19, 2022

CEP Welcomes Dr. Gerhard Conrad To Advisory Board

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) today announced Dr. Gerhard Conrad, former director of the European Union Intelligence Analysis and Situation Centre (EU INTCEN) at the European External Action Service (EEAS), has joined its Advisory Board...

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April 13, 2022

Tech & Terrorism: Twitter Fails To Consistently Remove Houthi And IRGC Accounts

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) has consistently called for clear guidelines from tech companies to target and remove the “worst of the worst” terrorist and extremist material on their platforms. One clause within Twitter’s terms of service...

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April 13, 2022

CEP Report: Dutch Foreign Fighters – Before, During And After The IS “Caliphate”

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) today published a new report Dutch Foreign Fighters: Before, During and After the IS “Caliphate,” written by CEP Strategic Advisor Liam Duffy.

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April 7, 2022

ICYMI: CEP Analysis On Foreign Fighters In The 2022 Russia-Ukraine War

On April 5, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) hosted a webinar featuring a panel of experts to discuss the travel of extremist right- and left-wing foreign fighters seeking to join the Russia-Ukraine war. As the fighting continues, countries must...

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On July 2, 2021, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded tea shop in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing 10 people and injuring dozens. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.   

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