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Digest of P/CVE LinkedIn Posts, September 2020 (I)

The 25 most-consulted LinkedIn posts on the topic of counter-extremism by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, first half of September. In descending order: UNODC Launches Technical Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism…

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Digest of P/CVE LinkedIn Posts, August 2020 (II)

The 25 most-consulted posts on LinkedIn on the topic of counter-extremism by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip (second half of August). In descending order:

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Sufism and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Muslim Networks | Policyinstitute.net

Sufis are known by the generic terms dervish and faqir (mendicants). Generally, scientists derive the abstractum “Sufi” from the Arabic words suf, meaning wool, or from safaa, i.e. virtue or…

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25-31 May: the headlines on GermanPolicy.com

=Economy I= EU Commission proposes aid package of 750 billion Euroshttps://lnkd.in/dkSca5b Managers more positive about the future despite economic reluctancehttps://lnkd.in/dSs4uck Schäuble promotes climate, digitization and innovationhttps://lnkd.in/dNs3NC8 Scheuer wants to support…

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18-24 May: the headlines on GermanPolicy.com

GermanPolicy.com: past week’s headlines =Covid-19=Merkel: government doesn’t take the easiest wayhttps://lnkd.in/d8SFg-SSteinmeier praises efforts in Corona crisishttps://lnkd.in/d8Sx95vSchäuble: Democracy workinghttps://lnkd.in/d96T-7tMost people in Germany in favor of Corona restrictionshttps://lnkd.in/d2QcdavFewer demonstrators against Corona requirementshttps://lnkd.in/diqkMmQCoronavirus…

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Hate Speech Laws and Social Media Companies | Brief

The German government cabinet has passed a tougher stance against hate speech. What makes sense about the legal project, in Germany and elswhere, is to hold social media companies responsible…

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Germany. Full Digital Identification of Online Users Impracticable | Context

The German Federal Council is examining whether in Germany, every user of social networks, and every online gamer, ought to be subject to identification requirements. The German federal states of…

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Hiding Hate in Plain Sight: Extremists’ Obscured Branding | Brief

Extremists often employ subtle coding instead of being bold and blunt, be it via tentative allusions, fashion statements, or references to cultural items, such as music. This helps them avoid…

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Deradicalization: Keeping the Bad From the Good | Context

Let us face it: there are major issues with deradicalizing a person who has fallen prey to extremism. But we must differentiate between counter-radicalization, which works well in many trajectories,…

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Balancing Free Speech and Customer Satisfaction | Context

How to put in line a) the value of free speech and b) the different understandings of customer satisfaction on social media platforms? The answer is this: via moderation by…

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