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This combination of photos shows various podcasts, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole: Podcasts. (AP Photo/David Hamilton)

Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts

Jan. 16, 2021 4:52 PM EST

Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded their efforts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this material: Podcasts....

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. Online supporters of President Donald Trump are scattering to smaller social media platforms, fleeing what they say is unfair treatment by Facebook, Twitter and other big tech firms looking to squelch misinformation and threats of violence. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Trump backers seek online refuges after big tech backlash

Jan. 14, 2021 5:44 PM EST

Online supporters of President Donald Trump are scattering to smaller social media platforms, fleeing what they say is unfair treatment by Facebook, Twitter and other big tech firms looking to squelch misinformation and threats of violence. The efforts by those mainstream platforms, prompted by the deadly rampage...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump participate in a rally in Washington. Both within and outside the walls of the Capitol, banners and symbols of white supremacy and anti-government extremism were displayed as an insurrectionist mob swarmed the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Years of white supremacy threats culminated in Capitol riots

Jan. 14, 2021 12:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Amid the American flags and Trump 2020 posters at the U.S. Capitol during last week's insurrection were far more sinister symbols: A man walking the halls of Congress carrying a Confederate flag. Banners proclaiming white supremacy and anti-government extremism. A makeshift noose and gallows...

This photo provided by the United Nations on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, shows Vladimir Voronkov, the U.N. counter-terrorism chief, as he speaks during a videoconference at the U.N. Security Council's 20th anniversary commemoration of the pivotal resolution to fight terrorism, adopted after the 9/11 attacks on the United States. (Loey Felipe/UN Photo via AP)

UN official: Terrorists using pandemic to stoke extremism

Jan. 12, 2021 11:07 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. counter-terrorism chief warned Tuesday that terrorists are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic and appealing to new “racially, ethnically and politically motivated violent extremist groups.” Vladimir Voronkov spoke at the U.N. Security Council’s 20th...

Xu Guixiang, a deputy spokesperson for the Xinjiang regional government, looks up near a slide showing a photo of Uighur infants during a press conference to refute accusations of genocide in Beijing, China. The Chinese official on Monday denied Beijing has imposed coercive birth control measures among Muslim minority women, following an outcry over a tweet by the Chinese Embassy in Washington claiming that government polices had freed women of the Uighur ethnic group from being

China denies coercive birth control measures in Xinjiang

Jan. 11, 2021 2:53 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official on Monday denied Beijing has imposed coercive birth control measures among Muslim minority women, following an outcry over a tweet by the Chinese Embassy in Washington claiming that government polices had freed women of the Uighur ethnic group from being...

Birds fly around the Peace Monument, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

No surprise: Trump left many clues he wouldn't go quietly

Jan. 9, 2021 10:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump left plenty of clues he'd try to burn the place down on his way out the door. The clues spread over a lifetime of refusing to acknowledge defeat. They spanned a presidency marked by raw, angry rhetoric, puffed-up conspiracy theories and a kind of fellowship with...

Supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber at the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Experts: Capitol riot product of years of hateful rhetoric

Jan. 6, 2021 8:09 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The storming of the U.S. Capitol is a jarring but natural product of years of violence and hateful rhetoric stoked by disinformation and conspiracy theories, experts on far-right extremism said as they pored over images of Wednesday's riot. Members of far-right groups, including...

Xu Guixiang, the deputy director-general of the Xinjiang Communist Party publicity department, speaks during an interview in Beijing Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. The Chinese Communist Party official signaled Monday that there would likely be no let-up in its crackdown in the Xinjiang region, but said the government's focus is shifting more to addressing the roots of extremism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

AP Interview: China signals shift but no letup in Xinjiang

Dec. 21, 2020 8:33 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — An official from China's Communist Party signaled Monday that there would likely be no letup in its crackdown in the remote Xinjiang region, but said the government’s focus is shifting more to addressing the roots of extremism. China’s policies in Xinjiang, home to the Uighurs...

Germany investigates cross-border extremist network

Dec. 14, 2020 9:00 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official pledged Monday to get to the bottom of an alleged plot intended to arm far-right extremists in the country with weapons, ammunition and explosives procured in neighboring Austria. Austrian authorities on the weekend said that recent raids had led to the...

French Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti leaves the weekly Cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, Des. 9, 2020. A draft law aimed at arming France against Islamist radicalism was unveiled at Wednesday's weekly Cabinet meeting, a measure promoted by President Emmanuel Macron to rout out what he calls

France unveils draft law to fight Islamist radicalism

Dec. 9, 2020 4:07 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The French government unveiled a draft law Wednesday aimed at better arming France against Islamist radicalism, a project promoted by President Emmanuel Macron to root out what he calls “separatists” undermining the nation. France has suffered numerous Islamist terrorist attacks,...