cybercrime

‘You Can’t Solve Domestic Terrorism with an Algorithm’

Social media firms have been scrambling to crack down on domestic terrorist threats ahead of the inauguration and beyond, but experts say their efforts are only temporary solutions. For one thing, the lack of industry-wide coordination around the issue means fringe movements can easily migrate to smaller platforms, and often darker corners of the web, say the experts.

protest

Experts Predict New Era of Extremist Violence After Assault on Capitol

The deadly insurrection at the Capitol should serve as a wake-up call to those who have ignored the warnings, says one expert on right-wing violence, who called it “the beginning of a new movement, not the end of an old one.” At least 120 individuals have been arrested so far, many of them members of groups following conspiracy theorists.

guantanamo

Biden Urged to Shut Down Guantanamo, End ‘Stain’ on U.S. Reputation

“The Biden administration is well-positioned to take concrete steps” toward fulfilling Barack Obama’s pledge to close the Guantanamo prison, which holds 40 alleged terrorists at a cost of $13 million per detainee, argues a former lawyer with the U.S. Department of Defense. But whether it’s politically expedient to do so is another question.