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Considering Countering Violent Extremism in Lebanon

Over the past two years, the strategic use of social media platforms by groups like ISIL has prompted widespread calls for the removal of online extremists’ accounts and content, as well as the dissemination of counternarratives, to neutralize their formidable propaganda output as part of a global CVE (countering violent extremism) agenda. It seems like […]

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SMEX Translates “Ethics of Algorithms At a Glance”

To raise awareness about the increasing influence of algorithms on our decision-making processes, SMEX has translated to Arabic the new publication “Ethics of Algorithms at a glance,” in collaboration with the Centre for Internet and Human Rights at European University Viadrina. Algorithms are increasingly used to make decisions for us, about us, or with us. From […]

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Turning Laws into Data on Arab Digital Rights

  Have you ever wondered how many anti-cybercrime laws are in force in Arab countries? What about anti-terror laws? Or how many laws govern free expression online in a given country? Or whether your online privacy is protected? Or if some countries are leading the way with access to information or data protection legislation? Until earlier […]

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