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The woman seeking to unseat Republican extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene

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“I’m taking on the queen of Qanon: Marjorie Taylor Greene,” reads one tweet from Holly McCormack. “Retweet if you think Marjorie Taylor Greene is an embarrassment to our country,” says another. America’s midterm elect...

California sheriff warns officers not to join far-right extremist groups, records reveal

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The sheriff’s department in Orange county, California, advised its officers earlier this year not to affiliate with far-right extremist groups and warned them against engaging with white supremacist websites, accordin...

Suspected extremist attack on Burkina Faso village kills 100 people

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Suspected extremists have killed around 100 civilians in an overnight attack on a village in northern Burkina Faso, the government said on Saturday, in one of the worst attacks in the country beset by jihadist violenc...

QAnon and on: why the fight against extremist conspiracies is far from over

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On 7 January this year, a day after the mob stormed the Capitol in Washington DC, a curious exchange occurred in the netherworld of global conspiracy. Alex Jones, the rasp-voiced mouthpiece of fake news for the past d...

UK man jailed for sharing extremist videos, including Christchurch attack

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A British man has been jailed for terrorism offences after sharing explosives manuals and extremist videos, including one apparently celebrating the New Zealand mosque massacres, on rightwing chat groups. Michael Nuge...

Extremist rhetoric from rightwing media and officials is ‘intensifying’, experts say

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The extremist rhetoric from rightwing news networks and some elected Republicans is “intensifying”, experts have warned, after a Republican congressman compared Democrats to Nazis and a hard-right news host suggested ...

UK judge orders rightwing extremist to read classic literature or face prison

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A former student who downloaded almost 70,000 white supremacist documents and bomb-making instructions has avoided a prison sentence “by the skin of his teeth” after being told to read classic literature by Dickens, A...

NZ shooting: PM Jacinda Ardern says ‘violent extremist’ under surveillance at time of attack – video

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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern says a man who allegedly attacked six people in an Auckland supermarket on Friday was a 'violent extremist' who was being monitored by police. In a press conference following ...

Auckland stabbings: calls for tighter terror laws after extremist allowed to roam free

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As New Zealand reels from the second terror attack in its recent history, a picture is emerging of an Islamic State-inspired extremist who was well known to the government, and whom extensive surveillance and control ...

Met police charge man, 19, with six counts of sharing extremist material

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A 19-year-old man will appear in court next week accused of sharing extremist material. Elias Djelloul was arrested at an address in east London on Friday, the Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism command said. On...

How far-right extremist groups face exposure from army of hacktivists

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Throughout 2021, websites associated with far-right extremist groups and extremist-friendly platforms and hosts have suffered from data leaks and breaches that have exposed the inner workings of far-right groups, and ...

Extremist groups continue to ‘metastasize and recruit’ after Capitol attack, study finds

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In the year since the 6 January insurrection, many US extremist groups haven’t fully recovered from blows landed by increased scrutiny of law enforcement and purges from big tech social media platforms, a new report h...

‘The extremist media has tried to destroy me’: Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi

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Withdrawing your film from the Oscars would be career suicide for most directors, but in November Asghar Farhadi appeared to do precisely that. Shortly after Iran’s state-controlled film board put his movie, A Hero, u...