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#PSAparents
How Teachers Are Fighting the #WhiteNationalists Brainwashing Their Students vice.com/en_us/article/…
German government officials have called for an investigation into @YouTube for allowing right-wing groups to use the Internet platform for disseminating #neoNazi material.
It used to be much easier to spot a budding #Nazi in the classroom, or at least a student harboring #extremist views, says Nora Flanagan, a Chicago public school teacher for 20+y.

You’d just look out for the troubled skinhead kid, maybe wearing steel-toed boots & a swastika pin.
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Before the former Marine junior ROTC cadet joined violent #neoNazi group #AtomwaffenDivision or #AWD (German for Atomic Weapon), he was interested in communism & antifa.

#IdentityCommunityPurpose #radicalization

marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-mari…
His ideology drifted across a spectrum of contradictions from antifa — “anti-fascists” — to a violent hate group prepping for a race war.

#PSAparents a lot of the time they don’t join bc of ideology—

📌It’s about wanting #IdentityCommunityPurpose

marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-mari…
Marine Lance Cpl. Vasillios G. Pistolis ultimately was booted from Corps mid-summer 2018 for his ties to a #hategroup. militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-…
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The YouTube #Radicalization Pipeline Exists, And It's Driving Users Toward Increasingly Alt-Right Content (Study) tubefilter.com/2019/08/26/you…
A new study out of Cornell University has found “strong evidence for #radicalization among YouTube users,” and concludes that viewers who consume “mild” radical right-wing content often migrate to viewing much more radical alt-right content.
Researchers looked at English-language radical content uploaded to YouTube from around the world, and divided that content into:
3 types
produced by 3 communities
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FROM MEMES to INFOWARS:
How 75 Fascists Were #REDPILLED

THREAD 4: The Importance of YOUTUBE
by @bellingcat with @UR_Ninja (2018)

📌#PSAparents
#ExtremismEducation
#radicalization #HATEisNOTaHoax
bellingcat.com/news/americas/…
📌15 out of 75 fascist activists Bellingcat studied credited @YouTube videos with their #redpilling.

#Radicalization #Extremism #PSAparents #HATEisNOTaHoax
In this thread, a group of #whitesupremacists debate with a “civic nationalist” who says he won’t judge an entire race by the actions of a few.
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FROM MEMES to INFOWARS:
How 75 Fascists Were #REDPILLED
THREAD 2: 4chan
(2018) by @bellingcat with @UR_Ninja

📌#PSAparents
#ExtremismEducation
#radicalization

bellingcat.com/news/americas/…
Ten of @bellingcat’s seventy-five fascists credited 4chan with red-pilling them.

⁕ Many other activists have referenced it as a place that was critical in their #radicalization.
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'Hate is in the ether': Research finds hate is resilient on the internet nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news… via @nbcnews #Extremism
The online networks formed by hate groups may be more resilient than previously thought, and social media companies could need to adopt different tactics to keep them away, according to research released Wednesday.
Researchers at George Washington University and the University of Miami said they found that hate groups, such as supporters of the Ku Klux Klan, are highly adaptable and organized from the bottom-up, making them difficult for any one tech company to stop.
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10 years ago #DHS sent American law enforcement agencies an intelligence briefing warning of a rising threat of #domestic #RightWing #extremism, including #WhiteSupremacist #terrorism.
#economicrecession & election of America’s 1st #blackpresident fertile ground #radicalization
Military #veterans returning from #Iraq & #Afghanistan, would be attractive #targets for #recruitment, #Republican #politicians & #conservativepundits reacted with outrage & demanded a retraction. The small team of domestic terrorism analysts who had produced report was disbanded
and analysts were reassigned to study #Muslim #extremism, according to Daryl Johnson, the career federal intelligence analyst who had led the team, By the next year, Johnson had been forced out of the #DHS altogether..
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Check out “Before & After” #USA Meddling: From #Iraq to #Afghanistan #Libya & #Syria. Missions Accomplished? Numbers & Facts. - - - “Nearly 4,000 Afghan civilians killed or wounded in first half of 2019, UN says” sabahdai.ly/1dh6z9
...And then define that “Mission”. Interestingly, 3 out of 4, targeted the “Only” Secular nation’s in the #MiddleEast: #Iraq #Libya #Syria & Brought to them #Extremism. Now compare these to #USA chummy allies: #SaudiArabia #Kuwait #UAE.
How can you let them tell you “liberation” when in action it is supporting, spreading & sustaining: #Wahhabism #Sharia #Extremism #Terrorism (aka #alQaeda #ISIS)? How can anyone with half a gram of brain swallow and allow these atrocities in their name & tax-money?!
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Interesting findings in this @CTPSR_Coventry research as well as moments for reflection. Despite coordinated campaigns to 'toxify' #Prevent (see pic) and concerns raised by some unions and human rights NGOs, there is not the opposition expected, but rather positive acceptance /1
👉🏽 82% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the #Prevent Duty was about all forms of #extremism
👉🏽 "Scant evidence of expressed oppositions to the duty"
👉🏽 Rather than a "chilling effect" on classrooms, 41% said the Prevent duty had led to *more open* discussions /2
👉🏽 54.5% respondents agreed or strongly agreed that #Prevent duty is a "proportionate response to a clearly identified problem"
There were multiple comments that the duty 'helped to enhance student safety' and 'provided opportunities to reinvigorate work around citizenship' /3
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Today the German federal annual intelligence report 2018 was released. The report belongs to the most important resources on #extremism and #terrorism in #Germany. You can find the full report online here: bit.ly/2IR48QE following #thread will give you the essentials.
Right-wing extremist crimes in 2018 among others: 6 attempted murders, 938 assaults, 11 arson attacks. No explosive attacks or completed murders. Increased in assault, robberies and violent resistance against arrest. Decrease in arson and explosives.
Still: 1,088 #xrw violent crimes in 2018. That's almost 3 per day. Most attacks directed against foreigners and left-wingers.
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One of the reasons of the retardation of Arabs and falling behind (and make them worthless in all worlds) is that they do not know a thing called (neutral evaluation) or (neutral description)
because Arabs, in general, exaggerate when they love and when they hate and they don’t know any moderation.
#Imam_Ali for he was the first Arab man to diagnose this dangerous disease of Arab nation by saying: Love your beloved one wisely as he might be your enemy one day.. and hate your enemy wisely as he might be your friend one day.

What a wonderful wisdom quote.
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The #SDF's proclamation of victory today against #ISIS's territorial Caliphate is a momentous occasion worthy of genuine celebration.

What was once a territory the size of the UK is now zero. That's no small accomplishment.

The #SDF lost 11,000 killed & 21,000 wounded.
#pt: After #ISIS's capture of #Mosul, its march south in #Iraq, expansion in #Syria & genocidal threats against #Yazidis in #Sinjar & #Kurds in #Kobani, the US mobilized the largest military coalition in modern history; 79 members.

Due in large part of @brett_mcgurk's hard work.
@brett_mcgurk #pt: As the #SDF has made clear, however, the counter-#ISIS mission must now shift to a new mission - the struggle is far from over.

The now-completed "clear" phase was the easy bit; the "hold" & "build" represents the huge challenge ahead, but our commitment is now in question.
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🚨>> U.S. CANCELS Award to Star Journalist Fighting Russian Disinformation…Because She Criticized Trump – @ForeignPolicy @JessikkaAro foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/07/u-s…
@ForeignPolicy @JessikkaAro #FF @JessikkaAro. Her important work on #Russia #Propaganda #Extremism #InformationWarfare made her a target for brutal Kremlin trolls' disinformation campaign. She won "Women of Courage" Award—which State Dept rescinded bc she criticized Trump on twitter‼️indiegogo.com/projects/vladi…
@ForeignPolicy @JessikkaAro Every day Trump is POTUS is a day our most fundamental freedoms erode. 'POTUS Trump' is an oxymoron b/c autocrats are incompatible w/ democracy! In myriad ways—from overt sycophancy to chill of self-censorship—Americans bend to authoritarianism. Latest entry in US #HallofShame ⬇️
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1/ Who am I?

I'm a #CVE researcher who studies the process of radicalization, social groups, and movements. In short, I look for ways to prevent people like the #CovingtonBoys from swiping even further right & endorsing white nationalism, ethnic separatism, or dom. terrorism.
2/ On Twitter, I identify as a “#ProudBoys Whisperer,” a tongue in cheek reference to the ethnographic fieldwork I do. This work involves many conversations like the one below.

3/ I also look for ways to help men and women innoculate themselves from falling down the #antifeminist/anti-#SJW /conspiratorial rabbit hole.
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