Anwar al-Awlaki

Radical Islamic activists will march against Trump in DC this weekend

A radical Islamic rally is coming to DC this weekend<p>Islamic groups are furious with Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.<p>Posted …

Conservative View

[Opinion] Tech firms' delays mean EU needs rules for online terror

Reports indicate that the European Commission will also undertake an impact assessment to study possible binding legislation. And in October, a …

European News

LinkedIn hosted jihadist lectures, Blair institute reveals

<b>Lectures by a radical Islamist cleric linked to the 9/11 attacks and other jihadist content have been discovered on LinkedIn.</b><p>The business-focused social network was alerted to the issue after an investigation by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.<p>The Microsoft-owned business has since …

Technology

Cuomo Points to Tech Companies After New York Bombing Attempt

The revelation that the man accused of detonating a homemade pipe bomb in New York City downloaded information from the internet on how to build such a device prompted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to urge Internet companies to reassess their approach to extremist content.<p>Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old …

Business

Port Authority bomb was made of Christmas lights, sugar and a battery: cops

The Port Authority bomber fashioned his crude explosive device out of pipe, a battery, sugar and Christmas-tree lights, following instructions in an …

New York City

Junaid Hussain: How Birmingham ISIS terrorist was linked to THIRTY plots across world

ISIS cyber-hacker Junaid Hussain has left behind a legacy of hate that spans the globe and continues to haunt the online world after his death.<p>The …

Terrorism

If we can’t beat online radicals, why not ban them?

For much of the Obama presidency, the State Department waged a narrative war against the world’s jihadists. Through a small office known as the …

Opinion

The Case for Removing Extremist Videos From the Internet

A major victory in the fight against extremism was secured last month when YouTube announced that it had taken down the lectures and sermons of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American who had turned into a firebrand preacher and notoriously effective recruiter for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.<p>In 2011 …

Opinion

Leaving The Faith

C<i>anadian physician Ali A. Rizvi wants to change the way Islam and Muslims are viewed in the West. Rizvi, who was raised Muslim but describes himself</i> …

Islam

If You Can't Beat ISIS Online, Ban 'Em

The U.S. government tried to troll radicals. Over at Google and YouTube, the private sector has another idea.<p>For much of the Obama presidency, the U.S. State Department waged a narrative war against the world's jihadists. Through a small office inside Foggy Bottom known as the Center for Strategic …

Business

Is North Korea Really a "State Sponsor of Terrorism"?

By: Ron Paul <br>President Trump announced last week that he was returning North Korea to the US list of “state sponsors of terrorism” after having been …

North Korea

Fake news, child abuse, and jihadist recruiters: How YouTube's reckoning arrived

YouTube has spent years operating like many other tech platforms: Hear no evil, see no evil. That's no longer tenable.<p>The Google-owned online video …

Social Media

If Trump wants nuclear war, virtually no one can stop him

• <b>America's top nuclear commander John Hyten said last week he would resist carrying out an "illegal" order from President Donald Trump to launch a nuclear strike.</b>• <b><br>The last four decades of American foreign policy demonstrate there is no law that would make a preemptive nuclear strike on North Korea</b> …

North Korea

An American Teen Tried to Join ISIS. Then Came His Second Chance.

Abdullahi Yusuf was just 3 years old the last time he’d been on an airplane. But when he walked into the Minneapolis–St. Paul airport 15 years later, …

Terrorism

WordPress ignoring terrorist propaganda, campaigners say

One of the world’s biggest blogging websites is turning a blind eye to pages run by Isil, even after they have been reported, anti-terrorism campaigners say.<p>WordPress.com has hosted hundreds of links to extremist videos, as well as propaganda pages from the Taliban, al-Qaeda and the Islamic State …

Sayfullo Saipov

The Tech Giants’ Secret War Against Fake News Is Too Secret

Facebook, Google, and Twitter have a problem with harmful content. And the consequences of the twin online scourges of political disinformation and …

Business

If Trump wants nuclear war, virtually no one can stop him - Salon.com

The general in charge of America’s nuclear arsenal, John Hyten, recently said he would resist carrying out an illegal order from the president to use those weapons.<p>His comments echoed the ones made a few days earlier by one of his predecessors, retired Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler. At a Senate …

U.S. Politics

Google plans to 'de-rank' Russia Today and Sputnik to combat misinformation

Alphabet chief executive Eric Schmidt says Google and other tech companies must act against state-run Russian news agencies to stop spread of falsehoods<p>Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has said the search engine is preparing to take action against state-run …

Eric Schmidt

Does ‘Elsagate’ prove YouTube is too big to control?

In February, YouTube announced it had hit a staggering milestone: visitors were now consuming the equivalent of a billion hours’ worth of video every …

Al-Qaeda

In major policy change YouTube is now taking down more videos of known extremists

Google has confirmed a major policy shift in how it approaches extremist content on YouTube.<p>A spokeswoman told us it has broadened its policy for taking down extremist content: Not just removing videos that directly preach hate or seek to incite violence but also removing other videos of named …

Technology

Those spam-like YouTube ads that pop up mid-video will soon be gone

YouTube is removing a type of advertising that users say feels like spam. The in-video notifications with links to other videos, live-streams or …

Al-Qaeda

How YouTube says it's working to remove terrorism-related content

Videos of teachings by radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki on YouTube have decreased from 70,000 to just over 18,000

Al-Qaeda

YouTube broadens effort to remove extremist videos: report

YouTube is expanding its crackdown on extremist videos by now removing content that does not show violence or explicitly advocate …

Al-Qaeda

YouTube to crack down harder on extremist content

After removing thousands of videos featuring slain extremist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki (pictured above) from its platform earlier this week, YouTube is expanding its takedown policy to cover even more content that includes “people and groups that have been designated as terrorist by the U.S. or …

YouTube has wiped its archives of Anwar al-Awlaki, whose videos helped groom US terrorists

• <b>YouTube has reportedly banned nearly 70,000 videos depicting lectures by Anwar al-Awlaki, an extremist jihadist who exhorted Muslims to kill Americans.</b>• <b><br>Despite his death in 2011, Awlaki's teachings influenced a number of US terrorists, including the shooting at an Orlando nightclub in 2016.</b><p>According …

Terrorism

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Tuesday.<p><b>1. WikiLeaks sent multiple messages to Donald Trump Jr. before and after the 2016 election — at one point asking if founder Julian Assange could be Australian ambassador to the US.</b> WikiLeaks often encouraged Trump Jr. to share …

Donald Trump

YouTube deletes thousands of videos from extremist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki

Thousands of videos from Anwar al-Awlaki have been removed from YouTube.<p>A search on Monday morning for the extremist cleric’s name now shows 18,300 …

Terrorism

Why Are We Finding Americans Guilty Without a Trial?

<i>This article first appeared on the Cato Institute site.</i><p>Equating mere allegations of misconduct with definitive evidence is a growing habit in the …

Al-Qaeda

'YouTube Islamist' Anwar al-Awlaki videos removed in extremism clampdown

Google removes tens of thousands of videos showing sermons and lectures by radical cleric, but experts caution over ad-hoc action<p>YouTube has removed thousands of videos of the radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in a significant step up for the site’s anti-extremism campaign.<p>It is the …

Technology

YouTube is removing videos of hate speech and non-violent content featuring extremist leaders or groups

Alphabet Inc’s Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube <b>extremist videos</b> that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said …

Censorship