Revealed: Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib targeted in far-right fake news operation (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Revealed: Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib targeted in far-right fake news operation. “Two Muslim US congresswomen have been targeted by a vast international operation that exploits far-right pages on Facebook to inflame Islamophobia for profit, a Guardian investigation has found.”

Washington Post: Twitter fueled attacks on Muslim candidates in 2018, study finds

Washington Post: Twitter fueled attacks on Muslim candidates in 2018, study finds. “Muslim candidates, including Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, endured torrents of hateful, xenophobic and threatening tweets during last year’s campaign season, much of it amplified through bots and other fake accounts, according to a study [that was] released Tuesday.”

TechCrunch: Facebook is failing to prevent another human rights tragedy playing out on its platform, report warns

TechCrunch: Facebook is failing to prevent another human rights tragedy playing out on its platform, report warns. “A report by campaign group Avaaz examining how Facebook’s platform is being used to spread hate speech in the Assam region of North East India suggests the company is once again failing to prevent its platform from being turned into a weapon to fuel ethnic violence.”

Al Monitor: Can Egypt’s newest search engine root out extremism?

Al Monitor: Can Egypt’s newest search engine root out extremism?. “Dar al-Ifta, Egypt’s Islamic authority with the power to issue fatwas (religious edicts), recently launched a search engine to track fatwas from terrorist groups and extremists and to help Al-Azhar scholars tackle Islamophobia. The data collected will enable clerics to develop indicators to help decision-makers better understand terrorist networks and guide policymakers in formulating effective counterterrorism strategies.”

University of Toronto: Institute of Islamic Studies captures stories and data to change the conversation on Muslims in Canada

University of Toronto: Institute of Islamic Studies captures stories and data to change the conversation on Muslims in Canada. “The IIS is spearheading a number of digital humanities projects to collect Muslim stories, combat Islamophobic ideas and partner with various organizations to better understand and represent the demographics and lived experiences of Muslims across Canada.”

British Library Medieval Manuscripts Blog: Discovering Sacred Texts launch

British Library Medieval Manuscripts Blog: Discovering Sacred Texts launch. “This week the British Library has launched its latest online learning resource, Discovering Sacred Texts, which invites visitors to explore the world’s major faiths through the Library’s extensive collections. The new website includes over 250 digitised collection items, teachers’ resources, short films and articles. Nine faiths are featured: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, the Baha’i Faith and Zoroastrianism.”

Donald Trump’s Tweets Are Influencing Anti-Muslim Sentiments: Study (The Wire)

The Wire: Donald Trump’s Tweets Are Influencing Anti-Muslim Sentiments: Study. “Over 27 years, the number of hate crimes, predominantly in the form of vandalism, against Muslims in the US reportedly increased in areas with higher social media usage and with pre-existing hate groups and Republican majorities. A potential driver of these anti-Muslim sentiments: Donald Trump’s Twitter feed.”