The following is a statement from the Counter Extremism Project:
“The Counter Extremism Project remains deeply concerned about the unchecked proliferation of extremist rhetoric on social media platforms. The specific, violent incitement flagged by CEP threatens individuals, institutions, and entire groups of people. These threats include calls to behead Americans; pledges to raise the ISIS flag over the White House; targeting Western leaders; encouraging every Muslim to kill a Jew; and vows to attack Western think tanks with a presence in the Middle East.
“In recent days these threats have escalated to direct incitement against CEP’s President and cyber terrorist attacks against CEP and its followers on Twitter.
“We continue to call on all social media entities to take immediate and proactive steps to thwart these violent activities and institute policies that reflect the seriousness of the danger extremists pose. Specifically, we demand Twitter develop a more robust response to the hijacking of its platform.
“The Counter Extremism Project stands ready to work with all social media companies to aggressively address these online threats and develop responsible corporate policies that protect the safety of its users.”
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About The Counter Extremism Project (CEP)
The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, international policy organization formed to combat the growing threat from extremist ideology. Led by a renowned group of former world leaders and former diplomats it will aim to combat extremism by pressuring financial support networks, countering the narrative of extremists and their online recruitment, and advocating for strong laws, policies and regulations.