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March 27, 2020

Eye on Extremism: Mar 27, 2020

“The Trump administration unsealed sweeping indictments against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and members of his inner circle on narcoterrorism charges Thursday, a dramatic escalation in the U.S. campaign to force the authoritarian socialist...

Press Release

March 27, 2020

Tech & Terrorism: Amazon Continues Allowing Sales Of Anti-Semitic, Neo-Nazi Propaganda

Earlier this month, Amazon announced a ban on the sale of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf from its site, telling sellers that they would no longer be allowed to list the autobiographical screed on its website, citing sales as a violation of their code of...

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March 26, 2020

"'Neo-Nazi accelerationist Telegram channels have increased their calls for destabilisation and violence related to COVID-19,' Joshua Fisher-Birch, a researcher from the United States-based Counter Extremism Project, which monitors international...

CounterPoint Blog

Terrorism in the Age of Coronavirus

Earlier this month, ISIS warned its followers through its al-Naba newsletter to “stay away from the land of the epidemic” by avoiding Europe and other areas affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While this initially seemed like a silver...

Press Release

March 26, 2020

Tech & Terrorism: Tech Companies Failing To Comply With Germany’s NetzDG Law, Study Finds

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Berlin conducted a new study between January 31st and February 14th to test big tech’s compliance with Germany’s 2018 NetzDG online content moderation law. The law in its current form requires online platforms to...

Extremism News Roundup

March 26, 2020

Eye on Extremism: Mar 26, 2020

“The Australian man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks has entered shock guilty pleas. Amid extraordinary coronavirus lockdown restrictions, Brenton Tarrant, 29, appeared via video-link in the High Court in Christchurch on Thursday morning...

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March 26, 2020

"'Extreme right-wing accelerationist and neo-Nazi Telegram chats and channels have increased their frequency of calling for violence related to the coronavirus since the president’s declaration of a national emergency on March 13,' Counter Extremism...

Extremism News Roundup

March 25, 2020

Eye on Extremism: Mar 25, 2020

“Experts who monitor extremist groups say it’s difficult to know how seriously to take the threat. “On one hand, it could possibly be looked at possibly as an attempt on humor,” said Joshua Fisher-Birch, a researcher with the Counter Extremism...

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March 24, 2020

CEP researcher Joshua "Fisher-Birch said the posts that attracted the attention of the FBI and Homeland Security are similar to others that predated the pandemic. They encourage action but without a specific plan."

Extremism News Roundup

March 24, 2020

Eye on Extremism: Mar 24, 2020

“Australia's eSafety commissioner will be able to order internet providers to block websites hosting terrorist content under comprehensive rules developed in the wake of the livestreamed Christchurch attack last year. The new protocol will be invoked...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

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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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