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July 8, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: New Study Confirms YouTube Algorithm Promotes Misinformation, Conspiracies, Extremism

YouTube’s recommended videos algorithm suggests extremist content, misinformation, and conspiracy theories to its users, according to a new report by the Mozilla Foundation. The results were based on a crowdsourced research project that enabled...

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July 7, 2021

Al-Shabaab Continues Terror Attacks, Further Disrupting Somalia’s Elections

Al-Qaeda-aligned terrorist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing last week that targeted Somali intelligence and security headquarters, leaving at least 10 dead and dozens of others injured. The bombing is the second deadly...

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July 6, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Facebook, Instagram Found To Host Violent & Antisemitic Accounts

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. White supremacist and antisemitic content was located on Facebook and...

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July 1, 2021

CEP Webinar with Dr. Hany Farid: How algorithmic amplification pushes users towards divisive content on social media platforms

On Wednesday, June 30, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) hosted the first in a series of webinars with Dr. Hany Farid, senior advisor to CEP and professor at UC Berkeley. Dr. Farid was joined by German MEP Tiemo Wölken, the coordinator for the...

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June 30, 2021

CEP Report Examines Threats From Extremism & Paramilitarism In Europe

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) published a new report, Looks Can Be Deceiving: Extremism Meets Paramilitarism In Central And Eastern Europe. The report, authored by CEP affiliated researcher Kacper Rekawek, examines case studies from the Czech...

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June 29, 2021

Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Discuss Terror Group’s Ongoing Threat to International Security

On Monday, Italy and the United States co-hosted a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Rome. The Global Coalition Ministerial was the group’s first in-person meeting in more than two years, during which the 83...

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June 28, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Online Extremists Create Digital Version of Christchurch Terrorist Attack in Videogames

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 identified a video posted on Streamable...

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June 25, 2021

Boko Haram Confirms Death Of Terror Leader Abubakar Shekau

The Nigerian Islamist terror group Boko Haram has confirmed the death of its longtime leader, Abubakar Shekau. The announcement followed reports from the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), a rival to Boko Haram, that Shekau had committed...

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June 23, 2021

CEP Webinar with Dr. Hany Farid: How algorithmic amplification pushes users towards divisive content on social media platforms

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is delighted to invite you to the first in a series of webinars with CEP Senior Advisor and UC Berkeley Professor Dr. Hany Farid.

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June 23, 2021

ICYMI: Online Extremism Is Still A Problem For Big Tech

Writing for the EU Reporter, Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Executive Director David Ibsen last week criticized Big Tech for failing to take responsibility for the spread of extremist content on their platforms by deflecting blame onto smaller sites...

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The current stage demands that we exhaust the enemy until it whines and moans due to economic and military bleeding. It is in this context that the operations outside the theatre in which the enemy expects us to strike, operations on enemy soil and beyond enemy lines becomes evident.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader of al-Qaeda Sept. 11, 2021
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