CNN: Account bearing Ohio FBI standoff suspect’s name encouraged violence against the agency in posts on Trump social media platform

CNN: Account bearing Ohio FBI standoff suspect’s name encouraged violence against the agency in posts on Trump social media platform. “An account bearing the name of Ricky Shiffer, the man authorities say they killed after he tried Thursday to breach an FBI field office in Cincinnati, made posts on the social media platform founded by Donald Trump referencing the attempt to storm the office and encouraging others online to prepare for a revolutionary-type war.”

The National News: UK and US sign data access pact to share social media and phone data to tackle terrorism

The National News: UK and US sign data access pact to share social media and phone data to tackle terrorism. “The UK and US have signed a data access agreement to share social media and phone information to tackle major crimes, including terrorism. The new agreement will come into force in October and will allow either nation to immediately access phone and social media data to help in major investigations, Britain’s Home Office said.”

Daily Beast: Anti-Vax Crew Had Plot to Spark Civil War Over COVID Restrictions, Prosecutors Say

Daily Beast: Anti-Vax Crew Had Plot to Spark Civil War Over COVID Restrictions, Prosecutors Say. “Police are searching for a fifth suspect after four people were arrested for what’s described as an elaborate plot to cripple Germany and spark a civil war over COVID restrictions. The alleged scheme is said to have included a plan to kidnap Health Minister Karl Lauterbach and sabotage utility facilities to cause a nationwide power outage.”

The National Interest: Online Extremists Are Using Old Technologies for New Purposes

The National Interest: Online Extremists Are Using Old Technologies for New Purposes. “A recent report from Tech Against Terrorism, a research outlet supported by the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate, found that a diverse array of violent extremists, from al-Qaeda and ISIS supporters to white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, have side-stepped regulation on social media by returning to self-operated websites, blogs, and forums. While this repurposing of retrograde digital communications technologies might give some observers a sense of deja vu, it nonetheless has major implications for online counter-extremism policy.”

Homeland Security Today: Program on Extremism Launches Nexus Project to Track Global Jihadist Movement

Homeland Security Today: Program on Extremism Launches Nexus Project to Track Global Jihadist Movement. “On March 7 at 09:30AM EST, the Program on Extremism launched a new project— The Global-Local Jihadist Nexus: Islamic State and Al-Qaida Affiliates Monitor (Nexus). This project draws on a global network of subject matter experts and locally-based researchers to monitor Islamic State and al-Qaida affiliates across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, as well as their support and enabling networks in the West.”

‘Dot Coms to Pipe Bombs’: Terrorism Research Center Studying Offline and Online Extremism (University of Arkansas)

University of Arkansas: ‘Dot Coms to Pipe Bombs’: Terrorism Research Center Studying Offline and Online Extremism. “Researchers at the University of Arkansas’ Terrorism Research Center were recently awarded $893,721 from the National Institute of Justice to study online radicalization and domestic violent extremism in the United States. The three-year project is one of the most comprehensive investigations to date examining risk factors for violent, non-violent, and cyber extremism, spanning across multiple terrorist ideologies — extreme right-wing, extreme left-wing, and radical Islamic terrorism.”

Facebook Stopped Employees From Reading An Internal Report About Its Role In The Insurrection. You Can Read It Here. (BuzzFeed News)

BuzzFeed News: Facebook Stopped Employees From Reading An Internal Report About Its Role In The Insurrection. You Can Read It Here.. “Last Thursday, BuzzFeed News revealed that an internal Facebook report concluded that the company had failed to prevent the ‘Stop the Steal’ movement from using its platform to subvert the election, encourage violence, and help incite the Jan. 6 attempted coup on the US Capitol. Titled ‘Stop the Steal and Patriot Party: The Growth and Mitigation of an Adversarial Harmful Movement,’ the report is one of the most important analyses of how the insurrectionist effort to overturn a free and fair US presidential election spread across the world’s largest social network — and how Facebook missed critical warning signs.”

Pittwire: See an archive of student reactions to the Tree of Life massacre

Pittwire: See an archive of student reactions to the Tree of Life massacre. “To Those Who Grasp It: Student Responses to Oct. 27, was the first attempt in Pittsburgh and possibly beyond, to create an interpretive exhibit to understand and contextualize Oct. 27, said Eric Lidji, director of the Rauh Jewish History Program and Archives within the Senator John Heinz History Center, where the parts of the collection have been housed since August of this year. Other materials from the collection are also on display at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.”

BBC: New database launched to counter extremism

BBC: New database launched to counter extremism. “The EMAN Network, standing for Extremist Monitoring Analysis Network aims to ‘combat hate speech and extremist ideologies by profiling radical individuals and organisations of all faiths’. Far-right extremists, anti-Semitic tweeters and those who propagate a violent interpretation of Islam and other religions, are all profiled in EMAN’s database which currently holds around 150 entries.”

Fast Company: Did you live through 9/11? Tell future generations about it with an AI-powered interactive video

Fast Company: Did you live through 9/11? Tell future generations about it with an AI-powered interactive video. “Over the coming days, social media channels will be awash in people honoring the 20th anniversary of 9/11 as well as recounting their experiences on that day through tweets and Facebook posts. But one startup is offering users a unique way for people to tell their story of 9/11: by creating an AI-powered oral history video.”

Smithsonian Magazine: Free Online Resources About 9/11

Smithsonian Magazine: Free Online Resources About 9/11 . “Individuals hoping to learn more about this multifaceted history may find it difficult to know where to start. To support this search, Smithsonian has compiled a list of 12 free resources that deepen readers’ understanding of the September 11 attacks and their complicated, painful legacy. From the Library of Congress to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, these archives, databases and web platforms help researchers and members of the public alike make sense of one of the most defining events of the 21st century.”