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October 18, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Steam Found To Be Hosting Years-Old Extreme Right Group Pages

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. This week, multiple extreme right and white supremacist pages, some of...

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October 18, 2021

British MP Killed By Man With Islamist Extremism Ties

Last Friday, Conservative British MP David Amess was stabbed to death while meeting with constituents. The suspect, Ali Harbi Ali, is a British citizen. Ali had previously been referred to the government program Prevent, which works to divert...

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October 18, 2021

CEP Strategic Advisor Liam Duffy writes: "It seems every new extremist attack we face is followed by the almost inevitable, gut-wrenching news: the attacker was known to authorities."

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October 15, 2021

CEP Advisory Board members Ambassador Nathan Sales quoted: "'Just because it’s out of sight and out of mind, which it is for the vast majority of Americans, doesn’t mean it’s not a very serious problem,' said Nathan Sales, who oversaw efforts to...

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CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler writes: "Hezbollah is blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by numerous countries, including the United States and the UK since 2019. But the EU has only designated Hezbollah’s military wing, not the...

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October 14, 2021

CEP Statement On Section 230 Reform And The Justice Against Malicious Algorithms Act of 2021

Dr. Hany Farid, Counter Extremism Project (CEP) senior advisor and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, released the following statement in support of the Justice Against Malicious Algorithms Act of 2021. This bill—which will be...

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October 14, 2021

CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid quoted: "'By hiding behind a distorted interpretation of a three-decade old regulation crafted at the dawn of the modern internet, the titans of tech have escaped responsibility for their dangerous and deadly...

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October 14, 2021

"Others expressed support for the bill, including Dr. Hany Farid, senior advisor at UC Berkeley's Counter Extremism Project. 'By hiding behind a distorted interpretation of a three-decade old regulation crafted at the dawn of the modern internet, the...

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October 13, 2021

"Who is committing these crimes against Jews? To answer that question, I turned to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP)."

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

In Their Own Words:

Without doubt, the secularists are evil and more malicious than the polytheists and secularism is farther astray from the path and more malicious than polytheism. The secularists who are associated with Islam even [merely] by identity are considered apostates by a group of scholars. The Jews, Christians, those who worship graves, and many polytheists and unbelievers have committed lesser acts of unbelief than the secularists.

Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, Salafist propagandist Mar. 1, 2021
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