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Countering Online Radicalization in America – New Report From Bipartisan Policy Center

The Bipartisan Policy Center has realeased a new report enttitled Countering Online Radicalization in America.  From the Center’s December 5, 2012, press release announcing the report:

The report found that restricting freedom of speech and removing content from the Internet is the least desirable and least effective way to deal with online radicalization.  As such, the report recommends that the government refrain from establishing a nationwide filtering system, retain its capability for aggressive take downs of foreign-based websites, and accelerate informal partnerships with leading Internet companies to better understand national security threats and trends in online terrorist propaganda and communication.

Several recommendations appear in the report, starting in page 45.  Above all, it states there:

 In its 2011 counter-radicalization strategy and the subsequent implementation plan, the White House acknowledged that “the Internet has become an increasingly potent element in radicalization to violence” and promised to “develop a separate, more comprehensive strategy for countering and preventing violent extremist online radicalization and leveraging technology to empower community resilience.” One year later, this still hasn’t happened, and this report’s first and most important recommendation is for the White House to complete its work on the strategy, make it public, and begin its implementation with alacrity. [internal citations ommitted]

You can read the entire report at  this link:  Countering Online Radicalization in America

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