Tag: Online extremists

Neo-Nazi Website Banished to the Dark Web

Recent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent as 32-year-old Heather Hayer was killed after a car rammed into a group of counter-protesters. The subsequent fallout triggered a debate around the responsibility that tech companies might have for enabling extremist content on their platforms. Apps like Discord already shut down Neo-Nazi servers, and recently both Google and GoDaddy pulled the plug on a widely-known extremist website, The Daily Stormer. Moving to the Dark …
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The United States is Gearing Up for the Online War on Terror

On Tuesday, the Chairman of Homeland Security said that in order to keep up the fight against terrorism, the U.S. must engage with the internet. Rep. Michael McCaul described the counter terrorism strategies laid out by current U.S. President Obama and former U.S. President G.W. Bush as being outdated.  McCaul stated that the global jihadist movement is expanding through the internet, and the fight must be brought there. “Now we …
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