The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) produces a weekly report on the methods used by extremist and terrorist groups on the Internet to spread their ideologies and incite violence. Last week, CEP researchers located the racist manifesto written by the man who murdered three people in a Jacksonville Dollar General on August 26 after the document was publicly released. CEP also located a previously released 24-minute video on the open-source video-sharing platform Odysee that celebrated perpetrators of various high-profile attacks against religious and racial minorities as “saints,” included violent scenes from attack videos, and encouraged further violence. CEP also located a vlog on YouTube posted by a known white supremacist, which urged viewers to disengage from society and build a white supremacist community and support network. Additionally, the Active Club-linked group Media2Rise released a video on several platforms promoting a new propaganda video highlighting the Active Club “Frontier 23” boxing tournament last summer.  On Twitter/X, a verified account was located by CEP that advertised a forthcoming antisemitic video game trafficking in conspiracy theories. The account has previously posted antisemitic, racist, and pro-Nazi content. Additionally, al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) released a video, located by CEP on Chirpwire, that advocated for attacks on the U.S., Israel, and Jews. Further, on PasteThis.To, the pro-ISIS Qimam Electronic Foundation (QEF) shared a guide to help users evade surveillance and improve online security using VPNs, two-factor authentication and other Internet safety tools. Finally, CEP researchers identified various posts to the Internet Archive, including the manifesto of the Bratislava attacker, among others, promoting right-wing terrorism, doxing prominent individuals, and encouraging acts of violence. The Internet Archive removed the content after CEP flagged it. White Supremacist Telegram Channels Spread Manifesto of Jacksonville Gunman Multiple white supremacist Telegram channels spread the manifesto of the August 26 Jacksonville Dollar General gunman on January 19 after the document became public. The 27-page manifesto calls for acts of extreme violence against African Americans. The gunman wrote that he hoped he would inspire copycat attacks, stating that “Your only option is to fight.” The gunman referenced James Mason’s text Siege as a worthwhile book. The gunman cited the 2019 Christchurch attacker as his main inspiration while also praising the 2011 Norway attacker, Timothy McVeigh, and the 2007 Virginia Tech shooter. The Telegram channels that shared the manifesto endorse accelerationism, including one channel connected to a neo-Nazi website that supports Atomwaffen Division successor organizations. Other channels made posts glorifying the attacker. “Telegram continues to be one of the main platforms on which white supremacists celebrate horrific acts of violence and encourage additional attacks,” said CEP researcher Joshua Fisher-Birch. “Telegram channels that promote acts of terrorism were quick to upload and share the Jacksonville Dollar General attacker’s manifesto immediately after it was publicly released. Telegram should continue to take action against right-wing extremist channels that promote violence and terrorism.”

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