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Can Taking Down Websites Really Stop Terrorists and Hate Groups? — "Racists and terrorists, and many other extremists, have used the internet for decades and adapted as technology evolved, shifting from text-only discussion forums to elaborate and interactive websites, custom-built secure messaging systems and even entire social media platforms. Recent efforts to deny these groups online platforms will not kick hate groups, nor hate speech, off the web. In fact, some scholars theorize that attempts to shut down hate speech online may cause a backlash, worsening the problem and making hate groups more attractive to marginalized and stigmatized people, groups and movements." Counterterrorism, Europe, Propaganda, Regulation, Terrorism, UK, US, Violent Extremist VOX-Pol
Fighting Terrorism Online: Internet Forum pushes for automatic detection of terrorist propaganda — Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King hosted the third Ministerial meeting of the EU Internet Forum, to take stock of the progress made over the past year on curbing terrorist content online and decide on next steps in this area. Now is the moment to step up efforts on all fronts to make sure terrorist content is not just detected but also removed before it reaches internet users, to streamline and speed up the terrorist content referrals process, to improve transparent and regular reporting from the internet companies and to increase the number of internet companies participating in the EU Internet Forum. Counterterrorism, Europe, Government Regulation
Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Annual Report 2017 Analysis, Counterterrorism
Terrorists and Technology Podcast — Levi West, Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, returns to look at how terrorists leverage (or don’t) emerging apps and platforms ranging from social media, to encryption, to cryptocurrencies. We do our best to cut through the hype and look at the very real limits and challenges terrorists face when they become early adopters or even sophisticated users of networks where states have a very real advantage. Terrorism Blogs of War
Regulating Internet Content: Challenges and Opportunities — Terrorist groups, like everyone else today, rely on the internet. Al-Qaeda in Iraq made its name disseminating hostage beheading videos. Omar Hammami became a Twitter star for the Somali jihadist group al-Shabaab. The Islamic State put all this on steroids, producing and disseminating thousands of videos in Arabic, English, French, Russian and other languages to reach Muslims around the world. Academia, Tech Responses, Terrorism
In ‘Watershed Moment,’ YouTube Blocks Extremist Cleric’s Message — Now, under growing pressure from governments and counterterrorism advocates, YouTube has drastically reduced its video archive of Mr. Awlaki, an American cleric who remains the leading English-language jihadist recruiter on the internet six years after he was killed by a United States drone strike. Using video fingerprinting technology, YouTube now flags his videos automatically and human reviewers block most of them before anyone sees them, company officials say. Tech Responses