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How to Tackle Internet Mob Rule — All over the web – from Facebook to the comments section of your favourite online newspaper – it’s not hard to find examples of people ganging up against one another. Many individuals know only too well the feeling of a hateful mob bearing down on them via social media. Often, it is women and members of minority groups that are targeted. But when neo-Nazi, white supremacist website the Daily Stormer was booted from various web services – including Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare – in August, some members of the far-right complained that another kind of “mob rule” had prevailed. Analysis, News, Violent Extremist
CPS To Crack Down On Social Media Hate Crime — British Prosecutors will be ordered to treat online hate crime as seriously as offences carried out face to face in plans announced by the director of public prosecutions. News, Regulation, UK
The Dilemma of the Dark Web: Protecting Neo-Nazis and Dissidents Alike — The neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer finally crossed a line following the killing of a civil rights activist at a white supremacist rally it helped organise in Charlottesville, Virginia: a blogpost attacking victim Heather Heyer lead to it being chased from the web, first by technology companies who steadily refused to provide service, then by hackers who tried to crash the site. News, Violent Extremist
Cloudflare CEO calls for a system to regulate hateful internet content — Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince has called for the implementation of a framework to govern how the internet’s gatekeepers deal with cases like The Daily Stormer. This comes after a number of tech companies have revoked support for the neo-Nazi website for its close association with the violent far-right demonstrations in Charlottesville. News, Tech Responses, USA, Violent Extremist
Facebook, Microsoft, Youtube, and Twitter form Global Internet to Counter Terrorism — Today Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter collectively announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to terrorists. The new Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism adds structure to existing efforts by the companies to target and remove from major web platforms recruiting materials for terror groups. GIFCT, News, Tech Responses
Facebook’s Counterterrorism Playbook Comes Into Focus — When you use Facebook, it doesn't look like Facebook is doing much. You post your update, scan your feed, and maybe like a few things. But behind the screen lies an immensely complex set of algorithms that determine what you see. And with nearly 1.9 billion users worldwide, some of that content inevitably includes violent images and extremist rhetoric. So Facebook is making its black box a bit less opaque outlining the tools it will use to deradicalize itself. Counterterrorism, News, Tech Responses