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A report from the Christchurch Call, where the future of "anti-extremist" moderation was debated at the highest levels

This week's Christchurch Call event in Paris brought together politicians, tech execs and civil society to discuss means of "countering violent extremism" online; it was convened by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the wake of the deadly white supremacist terror killings in Christchurch last March. My Electronic Frontier Foundation colleague Jillian C York was there as part of the civil society delegation, and her report on the event highlights some of the genuinely positive out...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Law, Spain, Paris, New Zealand, Gwot, Jordan, Christchurch, Filters, CVE, White Nationalism, Jacinda Ardern, White Terrorism, Jillian C York

White House Refuses to Support 'Christchurch Call' That Condemns Extremism Online, Releases Absolutely Bonkers Statement

The White House has declined to endorse a non-binding response condemning the spread of hate speech and terrorist radicalization on social media. The response, dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” was written in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand and livestreamed on…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, France, White House, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Facebook Live, Emmanuel Macron, White Nationalism, Paris accord, President Trump

WH Refuses To Sign Post-Christchurch Agreement To Crack Down On Hate Speech

The White House won’t be signing an international agreement brokered on Wednesday to crack down on the kind of extremist content online that contributed to the New Zealand mosque massacres in March. The “Christchurch call to action” is an anti-extremism initiative headed by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron. It’s a global push for major tech companies and governments worldwide to prevent the spread of internet hate content, which leads to radicaliz...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Washington Post, White House, New Zealand, Hate Speech, Donald Trump, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, U K, Australia Canada, White Nationalism, Jacinda Ardern, Cristina Cabrera, New Zealand massacre

Omar, Schakowsky Rip Trump For Sabotaging Fight Against White Nationalists

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) penned a joint CNN op-ed on Tuesday that criticized President Donald Trump’s moves to hinder the government’s attempt to fight domestic terrorism by white nationalists. Omar and Schakowsky, who are Muslim and Jewish, respectively, urged both religious communities to come together to fight the rise of white nationalism. “Addressing this hate should not be a partisan issue in the United States,” they wrote. “Yet the current administration ha...
Tags: News, Cnn, United States, Muslim, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Charlottesville, Trump, Domestic Terrorism, Omar, Poway, Jan Schakowsky, Ilhan Omar, White Nationalism, Schakowsky, Trump s Department of Homeland Security

White Nationalist Coast Guard Officer Won’t Be Released From Jail After All

A federal judge on Monday overturned another judge’s decision to allow a Coast Guard lieutenant to be released on bail despite being accused of plotting a mass white nationalist attack, according to the Washington Post and BuzzFeed News. Christopher Paul Hasson is charged with illegal possession of unregistered and unmarked silencers, illegal possession of 17 firearms by an addict of controlled substances, and possession of the opioid Tramadol. Though prosecutors haven’t charged him with terr...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Extremism, Charles Day, Coast Guard, White Nationalism, Hasson, Cristina Cabrera, Christopher Paul Hasson, White Nationalist Coast Guard, Jarrod Hazel

Once Defiant, All 4 White Supremacists Charged In C’ville Violence Plead Guilty

Guilty pleas last week by two prominent members of the Rise Above Movement came after pledges to fight federal charges and claims that those jailed were political prisoners punished for their controversial views. Last year, when federal authorities arrested and charged four members or associates of a white supremacist gang for their roles in the infamous 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the men and their supporters struck a defiant tone. The men proclaimed their inn...
Tags: News, California, Youtube, Paypal, Pennsylvania, Ram, Extremism, Orange County, Charlottesville, Frontline, Ucla, Pittsburgh, Southern California, Northrop Grumman, Daley, Charlottesville Virginia

Philadelphia Ex-Poet Laureate Faces Uproar for Skinhead Past

His white nationalist past was revealed in a poem posted to Twitter by another local poet.
Tags: News, Racism, Philadelphia, White Nationalism

Woman Seeks $1.5M From Neo-Nazi Site Founder Over Racist ‘Troll Storm’

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The first black woman to serve as American University’s student government president is seeking more than $1.5 million in court-ordered damages against a neo-Nazi website operator who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her. In a court filing Monday, Taylor Dumpson’s attorneys asked a federal judge in Washington for a default judgment against The... Source [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nazi, American University, COLLEGE PARK Md, Daily Stormer, Andrew Anglin, White Nationalism, Taylor Dumpson, Summer Concepcion, AP story

Officials: Army Vet Targeting White Supremacists Wanted Revenge For NZ Attacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A terror plot by an Army veteran who converted to Islam and planned to bomb a white supremacist rally in Southern California as retribution for the New Zealand mosque attacks was thwarted, federal prosecutors said Monday. Mark Domingo, 26, an infantryman who served a combat stint in Afghanistan, was arrested by federal agents Friday while finalizing plans to plant a bomb at a Nazi rally that had been scheduled Sunday in Long Beach. Domingo was arrested on a charge of providi...
Tags: News, Court, Los Angeles, Ap, Fbi, Afghanistan, Islam, New Zealand, Army, Long Beach, Extremism, Southern California, U S District Court, Domingo, White Nationalism, Bluff Park

White Nationalists Interrupt Psychiatrist’s Talk At D.C. Bookstore

White nationalists interrupted an author’s talk at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, chanting until they were booed out of the room. Jonathan Metzl, a psychiatrist and director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Medicine, Health and Society, had begun a discussion of his book “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland” on Saturday when he was interrupted by a group of people led by one man with a megaphone. “You would have the...
Tags: News, Washington, America, Austria, Msnbc, Joy Reid, White Nationalism, Matt Shuham, Jonathan Metzl, Metzl, Dying of Whiteness, Killing America s Heartland, Catherine Wigginton

Whitewash: Trump Takes New Approach To Sanitizing Charlottesville Protests

Departing the White House for the NRA convention, President Trump offered new comments sanitizing the white nationalist melee that tore through the city of Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017. Asked by a reporter Friday about his remarks in the immediate aftermath of the Charlottesville clashes that there were “very fine people on both sides” at the “Unite the Right” rally, Trump said was referring to those on the right who simply wanted to protest the removal of Confederate statutes. “I ...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Nazis, Joe Biden, United States, New Jersey, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Trump, Kessler, Charleston, Nra, Allegra Kirkland, George Washington

Judge Agrees To Release Coast Guard Officer Accused Of Plotting Terror Attack

A federal judge ruled Thursday that a white nationalist Coast Guard officer accused of – but not charged with — planning a terror attack can be released on bail, per Washington Post reporter Justin Jouvenal. Federal prosecutors had urged Christopher Hasson to be detained pending trial because, they said, he “poses a substantial risk of danger to the community.” Hasson allegedly kept a “kill list” of prominent Democratic politicians and journalists and stockpiled some 17 weapons, including two...
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington Post, Washington, Baltimore, Allegra Kirkland, Coast Guard, WBAL, Justin Jouvenal, White Nationalism, Hasson, Muckraker, Christopher Hasson, Jarrod Hazel, Jouvenal, Kate Amara

Indicted Coast Guard Officer Targeted SCOTUS Justices, Wanted ‘Race War’

The white nationalist Coast Guard officer accused of stockpiling weapons and drafting a kill list must remain in custody pending trial because he “poses a substantial risk of danger to the community,” prosecutors said in a Tuesday filing laying out additional evidence. Christopher Hasson asked to be released from federal custody last week since prosecutors have not charged him with terrorism-related offenses, despite referring to him as a “domestic terrorist.” The judge overseeing the case ha...
Tags: News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Race, Allegra Kirkland, Coast Guard, White Nationalism, Hasson, Muckraker, Christopher Hasson, Indicted Coast Guard

White Nationalist Coast Guard Officer Isn’t Facing Terrorism Charges

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists is seeking his release from federal custody since prosecutors haven’t charged him with any terrorism-related offenses. Christopher Hasson, 49, has remained in custody since his Feb. 15 arrest and subsequent indictment in Maryland on firearms and drug charges. Hasson’s attorney, Liz Oyer, wrote in a court filing Monday that prosecutors recently...
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington, Senate, Court, Ap, Cnn, Marine, House, Nancy Pelosi, Extremism, Msnbc, Charles Day, Kamala Harris, Joe Scarborough, Coast Guard

On the eve of a contentious election, Twitter suspends the accounts of progressive activists

Today, Alberta is having one of its bitterest, hardest-fought elections, with far-right/xenophobic elements on the upswing through the United Conservative Party, led by Jason Kenney, who has been awfully cavalier about the white nationalists in his party. On the literal eve of the election, Twitter suddenly -- and without explanation -- removed the accounts of many prominent progressive activists who'd been campaigning against the UCP. My money is on the Twitter suspension system being ga...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Elections, News, Nazis, Cambodia, Alberta, Calgary, Lee, Careful What You Wish For, Jason Kenney, White Nationalism, Cdnpol, United Conservative Party, No Platforming, Nazi Dice-lawyers From Hell

Amazon's Oil Addiction, Black Holes, and Tiny Ancient Humans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Wow, it’s finally here: The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres tonight. In a matter of mere minutes, viewers will have the chance to re-experience the magical world of Westeros, spending a final few episodes in the company of fan favorites like Dragon Owner, The Explosion Doer, Grizzled Conscience Man, …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Energy, Facebook, Astronomy, Hbo, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Review, Video Games, Climate Change, Oil, Marvel, Conservation

Plea Talks Underway To Resolve Gun Case Against DC Neo-Nazi

Plea agreement negotiations are underway to resolve gun-related charges against a self-described white nationalist from Washington, D.C., whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior after last year’s Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, according to a court filing Wednesday. Federal prosecutors and a public defender representing Jeffrey Clark Jr. have been negotiating since last November and have taken “some substantial steps” that increase the likelihood of a deal, the filing says. A federa...
Tags: News, Washington, Fbi, Edward, Pittsburgh, Allegra Kirkland, Clark, Scott Brady, Bowers, Jeffrey Clark, Edward Clark, White Nationalism, Theodore Roosevelt Island, Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, Robert Bowers

Rep. Ted Lieu plays Candace Owens' Hitler remarks on phone during House hearing on white nationalism

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on white nationalism this morning and Republicans wasted no time making themselves look like idiots. GOP committee members invited Candace Owens, communications director of Turning Point USA and creator of the hilarious fail Blexit, to testify that white nationalism is all just a bunch of scare tactics ginned up by the Democrats to keep minorities in line. Owens did exactly that, telling the committee, "We hear over and over again about black cons...
Tags: Post, News, Gop, House, Naacp, Rnc, Owens, House Judiciary Committee, Ted Lieu, Dinesh D Souza, White Nationalism, Turning Point USA, Candace Owens, Ken Mehlman, Hitler Wannabes, Candace Owens Hitler

YouTube Shuts Down Chats After Streams of House Hearing on White Nationalism Are Flooded by White Nationalists

YouTube shut down numerous chat rooms being flooded for over an hour by racist comments when thousands of people tuned into YouTube on Tuesday to watch a House Judiciary Committee congressional hearing on the rise of white nationalism.Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Hate Speech, White Supremacy, House Judiciary Committee, White Nationalism, 8chan

Facebook, Google Face Hearing on White Nationalism

Controversy over white nationalism and hate speech has dogged online platforms such as Facebook and Google's YouTube for years.
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, White Nationalism, Facebook Google Face Hearing on White Nationalism

It Still Takes Almost No Effort to Find White Nationalists on Facebook

To weary enthusiasm, Facebook announced last month it would ban white nationalists and white separatists from the social network, dissolving the company’s bizarre distinction between those ideologies and white supremacism. The policy change, first reported by Motherboard, felt like progress. But as with all things…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Hate Speech, White Supremacy, White Nationalism, Content Moderation

Neo-Nazi Website Founder Must Return To US For ‘Troll Storm’ Lawsuit

A neo-Nazi website operator is not excused from returning to the U.S. for questioning under oath in a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic “troll storm” against a Montana real estate agent’s family, a federal judge has ruled. The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin claims it’s too dangerous for him to travel to the U.S., but Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch ruled Friday that Anglin’s personal safety concerns are “factually unsupported” and no basis for a protective order sparin...
Tags: News, Greece, Montana, Germany, Court, US, Alabama, Philippines, Cambodia, Ohio, Venezuela, Cuba, Spencer, Lynch, SPLC, Whitefish Montana

Donald Trump on asylum seekers at border: 'These aren't people. These are animals.'

President Donald Trump today described the people asking for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as follows: "These aren't people. These are animals." [email protected] on people asking for asylum "These aren't people. These are animals." — Mark Elliott (@markmobility) April 5, 2019 Also, at this same press conference, Donald Trump said of these people, many of whom are indigenous Maya people from Central America, all of whom are fleeing death, poverty, and viol...
Tags: Post, News, Mexico, Racism, Donald Trump, Central America, Maya, Trump, White Supremacists, White Nationalists, White Supremacy, Calexico, Mark Elliott, Picks, White Nationalism

Judge: Black Activist Can’t Represent Neo-Nazi Group In Charlottesville Suit

The black civil rights activist who claims to have taken over a decades-old U.S. neo-Nazi group was barred from representing the group in a lawsuit, the Associated Press reported Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Hoppe had previously ordered the activist, James Hart Stern, to retain a lawyer on the National Socialist Movement’s behalf since he was not one himself. The NSM and its former leader were named in a federal lawsuit brought on behalf of 11 people injured during the white nationali...
Tags: News, California, Virginia, Associated Press, Charlottesville, Allegra Kirkland, Stern, Charlottesville Virginia, Hoppe, National Socialist Movement, NSM, White Nationalism, Jeff Schoep, Schoep, Muckraker, James Hart Stern

House Dems To Grill Tech Companies On White Nationalism, Hate Crimes

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next Tuesday on hate crimes and how social media has fueled the resurgence of white nationalism. In a press releasing announcing the hearing, the committee said the hearing will examine “the impact white nationalist groups have on American communities” and what social media companies “can do to stem white nationalist propaganda and hate speech online.” No participants are listed, but the Washington Post reported that Google and Facebook will te...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Congress, Washington Post, House, New Zealand, Extremism, Trump, Democratic, Allegra Kirkland, Facebook Twitter, House Judiciary Committee, White Nationalism, Muckraker

White Power Graffiti Found Near Burned Site Of Renowned Social Justice Center

A white power symbol associated with Romania’s historical fascist movement — and which has since been used by white nationalists — was found spray-painted near the scene of a fire that engulfed part of the Highlander Education and Research Center on Friday. The symbol, seen in a picture published by the Knoxville News Sentinel Wednesday, appears to be what was historically a symbol used by the Iron Guard. The guard was the military wing of — and later shorthand for — the Legion of the Arch...
Tags: Europe, News, Fire, United States, Tennessee, Romania, Civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr, Christchurch, Michael, Jefferson County, Rosa Parks, Anti Defamation League, Knoxville News Sentinel, Mark Pitcavage, News Sentinel

Facebook says this white nationalist video doesn’t break its new white nationalism ban. Huh?

Just as pretty much everyone predicted, one week after Facebook made a big deal of banning white nationalist and white separatist content on its platform.... Facebook now says a viral video on its site which is obviously and explicitly white supremacist and toxic does not break Facebook's new policy. It's explicitly white supremacist content. No, this does not make any sense. Welcome to 2019. “HuffPost showed the company a racist, fear-mongering video by Faith Goldy. Not a problem, a spokespe...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Instagram, Nazis, Racism, Huffington Post, Racists, White Supremacy, HuffPost, Andy Campbell, White Nationalism, Faith Goldy, Facebook Says White Nationalist

Sting operation: the NRA explains to white nationalist Australian political party how to deflect gun control calls after a massacre

Australian Al Jazeera reporter Rodger Muller infiltrated a meeting between the US National Rifle Association and Australia's far-right/white nationalist party One Nation, where the NRA gave party bosses advice on how to reverse Australia's tough anti-automatic/semi-automatic gun laws (passed after a 1996 mass shooting that killed 35 people) and what to do to deflect public calls for gun control when the next mass shooting happens. In the secret recording, two One Nation officials -- Chief o...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Guns, Australia, US, Queensland, New Zealand, Al Jazeera, Nra, White Supremacy, Dickson, Steve Dickson, Auspol, White Nationalism, One Nation

Man Convicted In Deadly Charlottesville Car Attack Changes Plea To Guilty

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a case that stirred racial tensions across the country. James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, pleaded guilty to 29 of 30 federal charges stemming from the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. He did not plead guilty to one count that carried a potential death penalty. Fields appear...
Tags: News, Virginia, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Adolf Hitler, Va AP, URBANSKI, White Nationalism, MAUMEE Ohio, Unite The Right, Summer Concepcion, James Alex Fields Jr, Heather Heyer, James Alex Fields, Robert E Lee Hundreds, AP story

Facebook says white nationalist and white separatist content now officially banned from platform

Facebook announced today that it is officially banning white nationalist and white separatist content from the platform. But they've made similar announcements before about other forms of harmful and bogus content, such as illicit gun sales and misinformation about vaccines, and the net result was -- not much. Big announcements like this are easy to make. Following up with action, not so much. Motherboard had the scoop. Facebook also committed to trying to deprogram people who try to post wh...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, News, Nazis, Racism, Motherboard, Hate Speech, Sheryl Sandberg, White Supremacists, Reuters, Racists, White Supremacy, ISIS al Qaeda, Facebook COO, Jason Koebler