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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 24, 2021

CEP report on Jemaah Islamiyah referenced: "From there, all sides agree: Hambali became an operator within Jemaah Islamiyah or JI. It is a militant organization hoping to found an Islamic state in the Southeast Asian tropics."

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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

"However, Qatar’s government 'has paid ransom demands, shipped supplies, and funnelled billions of dollars of funding' to militant groups across the Middle East, according to the Counter-Extremism Project (CEP), a think tank close to the US...

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June 22, 2021

"The nonprofit Counter Extremism Project says NSC-131 is a 'leaderless, decentralized organization' and lists Hood, previously of Malden, as its 'alleged founder.' During the Jan. 6 riot, screenshots taken from Telegram, the encrypted messaging app...

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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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June 21, 2021

"'Now, instead of one Hamas wallet, you have many wallets and many donors. That makes it hard to follow the money,' explains Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior director at the Counter Extremism Project, a New York-based nonprofit that builds programs to...

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June 21, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Amazon Allows Ecofascist To Sell Racist Content Extolling Violence

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. CEP researchers located a new self-published novel on Amazon from an...

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On May 23, 2016, two suicide bombings at a military base in Aden, Yemen, killed at least 45 army recruits and injured approximately 60 people. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.   

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