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January 16, 2020

"The Base is described by the Counter Extremism Project as 'a neo-Nazi, white-supremacist network that describes itself as an 'international survivalist and self-defense network',' seeking to train their members for fighting a 'race war.' It is...

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January 16, 2020

"Joshua Fisher-Birch, a research analyst for the Counter Extremism Project, said that the arrest of The Base members was “welcome news, especially considering that it’s reported that they were armed and discussing attending upcoming pro-firearms...

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January 16, 2020

"The three men were members of a neo-Nazi group known as The Base, which describes itself as an international network that is training its members to fight in a race war, according to the Counter Extremism Project."

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January 16, 2020

"The Base is an 'international survivalist and self-defense network’ that seeks to train their members for fighting a race war,' according to the Counter Extremism Project, a group that monitors white supremacist hate groups. The organization has an...

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January 16, 2020

Tech & Terrorism: Following Public Outcry and Government Criticism, Facebook Makes Another Reactive Policy Change

Last week, Facebook announced a new policy change in their aim to eliminate deepfakes and the spread of manipulated media ahead of the 2020 presidential election. In their updated Manipulated Media section of their Community Standards, Facebook said...

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January 16, 2020

"The Base is a neo-Nazi group that trains members to fight a race war and encourages the onset of anarchy, according to the Counter Extremism Project."

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January 16, 2020

"The Counter Extremism Project, which tracks far-right extremists, lists The Base as an 'accelerationist group that encourages the onset on anarchy.' The FBI has grown more concerned with the group’s presence as it has focused on recruitment efforts...

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January 16, 2020

"The Base has become a growing concern for the FBI, The Times reported. It encourages anarchy by sowing social unrest and political tension in a movement called 'accelerationism,' according to the Counter Extremism Project, a group that tracks far...

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January 16, 2020

"'If Mathews had … pledge[d] allegiance to a group like ISIS, there would have been a much more intense manhunt for him,' said Joshua Fisher-Birch, a New York-based research analyst with the not-for-profit Counter Extremism Project."

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January 15, 2020

Roundup: Extremist Content Online

(New York, N.Y.) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports regularly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Despite tech companies’ recent promises to remove...

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On September 28, 2020, two Katyusha rockets targeted U.S. troops stationed at Baghdad’s airport, but fell short, striking a house. The impact killed two women and three children and wounded two other children. Iraqi intelligence blamed a small group of Iran-backed fighters.   

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