Facebook has made claims that it refers to international sanctions lists when working to remove terrorist content from their sites. However, researchers at the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) have discovered that U.N.-designated persons and...
"On this week’s episode of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green, Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, Sr. Director at the Counter Extremism Project, says some of the content discusses a “race war” in the U.S."
"This is material that is, when you look for it and you know what to look for, very easy to find. Obviously on the global social media platforms, the algorithm helps. So if you identify one terrorist content, the algorithm actually suggests more terrorism content to you."
CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler interviewed: "In the past, without social media and the internet, if you had some wacky conspiratorial idea, until you actually found someone who held the same beliefs, it was a real effort. You had to go to conventions to meet them, you had to travel. Now all you do is you turn on your computer and Facebook, or Instagram, or Twitter, or TikTok, the algorithm helps you to find them...
The way these platforms are set up is to make you as the user happy and stay on the platform by giving you what you want, not confronting you with uncomfortable, other opinions—not broaden your horizon, narrow your horizon..."
Tumblr, the social media and blogging platform, is a haven for extremists, whether they support ISIS or violent neo-Nazi groups. The website, purchased by Yahoo for $1.1 billion in 2013 and now owned by Verizon subsidiary Oath, recently gained...
On 2 February 2016, representatives of tech giants Google, Facebook, and Twitter appeared in front of the U.K. Parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee as part of its Countering Extremism Inquiry.
CEP Applauds White House Outreach to Tech Industry in Effort to Prevent Online Incitement and Radicalization
Clear need for tech companies to act to prevent extremists’ weaponization of online platforms (New York, NY) -- The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) today applauded the Obama Administration for reaching out to America’s leading technology companies...
The modern culture of the West tends to promote tolerance and respect for individuals, including those in immigrant or minority ethnic communities, no matter how illiberal their worldview, as long as they are not violent. Thus, while Western...
- online extremism
- Social Media
- Missouri State
- Ambassador Mark D. Wallace
- The “P2P (Peer to Peer): Challenging Extremism”
CEP CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace was one of the judges for the first "P2P (Peer to Peer): Challengng Extremism" competition, won by Missouri State University, which bested finalists Curtin University of Perth, Australia and Mount Royal University...
The Internet has been a game changer in many ways. A globalizing force, the Internet has helped to break down the barriers between people who would have otherwise never connected. But just as fire that warms can also burn, the Internet has been used...
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On January 23, 2019, two car bombs exploded outside of a mosque in Benghazi, Libya, killing 41 people and injuring 80 others. No group claimed responsibility for the blast, but remnants suggested an ISIS affiliate was responsible.
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