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September 27, 2017

Anwar al-Awlaki Videos Ubiquitous on Google’s YouTube

Six years after his death, American-born cleric and al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki continues to radicalize U.S. and European extremists in part due to the ubiquity of his sermons and lectures on Google-owned YouTube, CEP said in releasing the...

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Bizarre “Warning Labels” for Terrorist Content on YouTube

On August 30, 2017, the Counter Extremism Project found that YouTube had posted a “warning label” on an extremist lecture by notorious al-Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki : Awlaki’s lectures have played an influential role in inspiring dozens of U.S...

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September 26, 2017

"The Counter Extremism Project plans to take aim at Google and YouTube this week, arguing that the companies are not doing enough to crack down on content that promotes terrorism. The group takes issue with videos showing lectures from Anwar al...

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September 26, 2017

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is highlighting Anwar al-Awlaki’s Violent Legacy in a collection of resources on the U.S.-born cleric who had for years served as a radicalizing figure for U.S. and European extremists. Awlaki, the leader of...

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September 26, 2017

YouTube Inconsistently Applying “Warning Labels” to Awlaki Material

After years of refusing to remove lectures by radical cleric and all-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki on its platform, YouTube appears to have at least reluctantly acknowledged the influence of Awlaki ’s radicalizing material. CEP discovered a warning...

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September 25, 2017

Anwar al-Awlaki’s Violent Legacy Continues Years After His Death

CEP highlighted Anwar al-Awlaki ’s Violent Legacy in a collection of resources on the U.S.-born cleric who became a radicalizing figure tied to scores of extremists in the U.S. and Europe. Awlaki, the leader of external operations for al-Qaeda in the...

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September 22, 2017

Three senior members of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS) have been charged with making propaganda films for Al-Qaeda, Swiss prosecutors said on Thursday. “This story highlights the value to terrorist groups of online propaganda to...

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September 19, 2017

In this op-ed, CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid writes: "The CDA law that provides blanket legal protection for the things people post online was never intended to shield sex traffickers and other illegal and dangerous online activities. Technology...

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September 15, 2017

The Counter Extremism Project, a non-profit that focuses in part on disrupting extremist recruitment online, says in letters to Cloudflare, WordPress parent Automattic and GoDaddy that the companies should stop providing services to sites associated...

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September 15, 2017

CEP Spokesperson Tara Maller discusses the latest developments in the London Subway Bombing.

Daily Dose

Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

On May 8, 2019, Taliban insurgents detonated an explosive-laden vehicle and then broke into American NGO Counterpart International’s offices in Kabul. At least seven people were killed and 24 were injured.

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