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July 2, 2021

"NGOs HateAid and The Counter Extremism Project urged Ireland, Finland, and Sweden to strengthen their demands that online platforms take down illegal content in the EU’s content moderation bill. In a letter sent today to the three countries’ justice...

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July 2, 2021

"Over the past two months, lawmakers in the UK and Europe have introduced a number of major new bills aimed at curbing the malicious role that Big Tech plays in the spread of extremist and terrorist content online, writes Counter Extremism Executive...

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July 1, 2021

"A report by the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) think tank urges officials to be "concerned" about the risk of Western far-right extremists connecting with paramilitaries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)."

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July 1, 2021

"The Counter Extremism Project, which monitors extremist activity online, said: 'CEP researchers identified a video posted on Streamable consisting of a recreation of the Christchurch terrorist attack video in the online video game Roblox, as well as...

Extremism News Roundup

July 1, 2021

Eye on Extremism: July 1, 2021

“After the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) cracked down on cells affiliated with the Islamic State (IS), the latter’s activity seems to have diminished, especially in June, which was the quietest month in terms of IS operations in the SDF-held areas...

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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...

Extremism News Roundup

June 30, 2021

Eye on Extremism: June 30, 2021

“Two suspected jihadists including a local commander have been detained after a massacre in the village of Solhan in northeast Burkina Faso earlier this month, the public prosecutor said Tuesday. The attack, which claimed at least 132 lives, was...

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June 30, 2021

CEP Webinar with Dr. Hany Farid | Algorithmic Amplification of Divisive Content on Tech Platforms

On June 30, 2021, CEP hosted the first in a series of webinars with CEP Senior Advisor and UC Berkeley Professor Dr. Hany Farid. Misinformation and polarizing views have always existed, but the Internet and social media have accelerated the speed and...

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June 30, 2021

"The Counter Extremism Project, which monitors extremist activity online, said: 'CEP researchers identified a video posted on Streamable consisting of a recreation of the Christchurch terrorist attack video in the online video game Roblox, as well as...

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June 30, 2021

"Speaking to Express.co.uk, Liam Duffy, a strategic advisor to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), argued against the 'celebritisation' of western ISIS volunteers. He contrasted 'the plight of the Yazidis and the situation they’re living in now'...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

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On July 23, 2016, two suicide bombers targeted members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic minority who were demonstrating in Kabul. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed at least 97 people and injured 260 others. 

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