On Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 12:00 p.m., the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee and the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a hearing on social media's role in promoting extremism and misinformation.
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The far-right party Alternative for Germany has proved adept at influencing German society, even if its electoral prospects are less than rosy.
Brian Maiorana was arrested on Nov. 10 for making threatening interstate communications.
The criminal complaint charges Ivan Harrison Hunter with one count of traveling in interstate commerce to incite a riot and carry out violence.
On June 22, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced the unsealing of an indictment against one U.S. Army soldier with alleged ties to Order of the Nine Angles (“O9A”), a neo-Nazi white-supremacist anarchist group. The indictment centers on his alleged involvement in a planned attack against his own military unit.
The Department of Justice announced charges have been filed against two individuals in connection with a drive-by shooting in Oakland, Calif. that killed one law enforcement officer and left another severely injured. The Justice Department alleges that the two defendants have connections to the "Boogaloo" extremist movement, according to the criminal complaints.
As protests sweep across the U.S., policymakers and law enforcement should keep a careful eye on whether white supremacists work to accelerate civil disorder.
Pakistan confronts a new type of extremist threat: one that challenges state institutions without rejecting the state itself.
Before Saturday, Oct. 27, relatively few people were familiar with Gab, the fringe social network developed as an alternative to Twitter and Facebook. By the end of the day, however, media outlets from Reuters to CNN had issued “explainers” on Gab as a online haven for far-right extremism online.
Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on Markaz.
Algeria is building the third-largest mosque in the world with the tallest minaret ever (see photo rendering here). The expensive project is a symbol of the country’s growing trend toward a less secular future.