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  • CEP Policy Paper: NetzDG 2.0 - Recommendations for the amendment of the German Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG)

    In February 2020, CEP tested the extent to which YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram blocked illegal content. The study found that the “notice and take down” procedure—the basis of the German Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG)—is not sufficient to reduce illegal content online.
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  • CEP Policy Paper: Prosecution Of German Women Returning From Syria And Iraq

    This policy paper presents initial insights regarding the prosecution of female returnees—women who left Germany to travel to the former territory of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and have returned.
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  • CEP Position: Preventing the Dissemination of Terrorist Content Online

    CEP supports the introduction of the EU regulatory proposal. We believe that such is the urgency and gravity of the proliferation of online terrorist content, that it merits a directly applicable regulation.
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  • CEP Recommendations: Tackling Extremist Content Online

    CEP set out a number of recommendations ahead of the release of the European Commission’s proposal on removal of terrorist content online in autumn 2018. In a position paper, CEP reiterates that online platforms are not doing enough to tackle extremist content online.
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  • CEP Study: Terrorism Financing and Social Media Platforms

    In January and March 2020, CEP conducted a study to evaluate the current defense mechanisms of large social media platforms against the misuse of their services by financiers of international terrorism or for the financing of terrorism.
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  • CEP Study: Violent Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism – Transnational Connectivity, Definitions, Incidents, Structures and Countermeasures

    This study focuses on the transnational connections of the violent extreme right-wing milieus in Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States. It was commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office in 2020.
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  • CEP Study: Violent Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism – Transnational Connectivity, Definitions, Incidents, Structures and Countermeasures (German)

    (German Version) This study focuses on the transnational connections of the violent extreme right-wing milieus in Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States. It was commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office in 2020.
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  • Cryptocurrencies as Threats to Public Security and Counter Terrorism: Risk Analysis and Regulatory Challenges

    The rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies poses new challenges for the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing (AML/CFT). There is a growing risk that terrorist financiers may evade state surveillance and tap into new sources of funding.
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  • Cryptocurrencies as Threats to Public Security and Counter Terrorism: Risk Analysis and Regulatory Challenges (German)

    (German Version) The rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies poses new challenges for the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing (AML/CFT). There is a growing risk that terrorist financiers may evade state surveillance and tap into new sources of funding.
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  • Deep Fakes: On the Threat of Deep Fakes to Democracy and Society

    This study is the result of a cooperation between the KonradAdenauer-Stiftung and CEP. Authors Dr. Hany Farid and Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler deal with the destructive potential of so-called deep fakes – videos and images altered by artificial intelligence (AI) misused for political manipulation.
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  • Die Kosten des Extremismus

    Das Brandenburgische Institut für Gesellschaft und Sicherheit (BIGS) wurde vom CEP beauftragt, eine Kurzstudie über die Kosten des Extremismus am Beispiel der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zu erstellen.
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  • Digital Developments: Extremists' Use of Modern Communication Tools

    The rapid adoption of state-of-the-art communication tools has been critical to the organization, expansion, and success of terrorist networks. Terrorists use modern communication technology in myriad ways, from fundraising, radicalization, and recruitment, to issuing threats, inciting violence, and planning attacks.
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