Tagged: extremism

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Amazon’s Dissemination of Conspiracy Theories and Extremist Literature

The  Institute for Strategic Dialogue has released Recommended Reading: Amazon’s Algorithms, Conspiracy Theories and Extremist Literature, a report examining how Amazon’s algorithm can spread disinformation and extremist ideology via literature recommendations. Aside from continuously suggesting more literature based on previously read extremist or misleading content, Amazon also outright suggests such...

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Domestic Terrorism Threat: Analyzing the Q Conspiracy

The Soufan Center has released Quantifying the Q Conspiracy: ‘A Data-Driven Approach to Understanding the Threat Posed by QAnon,’ a special report demonstrating QAnon’s potential to threaten national security and  encourage domestic violence. At the core of this organization is the belief that  “the ‘Deep State,’ led by a cabal...

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Examining Military Experience Among the Capitol Hill Siege Participants

The Program on Extremism along with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point have just released ‘This is War’: Examining Military Experience Among the Capitol Hill Siege Participants. This study “uses federal court documents to examine the prevalence, demographics, and characteristics of individuals with military experience who were charged for...

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“This is Our House!”: A Preliminary Assessment of the Capitol Hill Participants

In a report released by The Program on Extremism at George Washington University, a team of researchers aimed to analyze the more than 250 individuals who were charged in actively participating in the January 6th storming of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.  They gathered information from court records and...

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Evolutions in Counter-Terrorism

The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) has recently published a special edition release, Evolutions in Counter-Terrorism. This special edition is separated into two volumes featuring a variety of publications that explore the past and present in counter-terrorism research. Volume I: Reflections from the Last Decade presents five counter-terrorism publications selected from...

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The Thin Line Between Real and Deep Fake

In a new study from the Counter Extremism Project, Drs. Hany Farid and Hans-Jakob Schindler tackle the issue of deep fakes, defined in the report as “videos manipulated by artificial intelligence (AI) misused for political manipulation.” The alteration of photos and videos can be simplistic, or sophisticated, but both can have...

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Countering Domestic White Supremacy Threat

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University and the Center on Extremism at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) published a new report, White Supremacist Terror: Modernizing Our Approach to Today’s Threat, highlighting the persistent threat of white supremacy movements in the United States. In particular, it addresses the challenges in...

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Far-Right Terrorism: Analyzing Roots and Motivations

The Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism at the Henry Jackson Society released a new report analyzing the nature of contemporary far-right terrorism. Significantly, this type of extremism appears to be on the rise with a significant increase in far-right terrorist attacks across the Western world since 2016-17. Furthermore, as the...