Facebook joins Europol talks to fight ‘Islamist’ propaganda

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Facebook took part this week in key talks with European police agencies on how to stop and eliminate violent and terror-related “Islamic jihadist” posts, in an evolving battle against such propaganda.Representatives from the giant social network travelled to The Hague for Thursday’s unprecedented talks at Europol’s headquarters in the city, officials said Friday.They were also joined by Instagram officials and police from Britain, France and Belgium, aiming “to ...

Billion-euro Ottoman smuggling route to Europe still an operating business

Friday, 8 December 2017

It does sound anachronistic, but the routes of smuggling during the Ottoman period still persist today, as European Union’s law enforcement agency, Europol, estimates that smuggling into Europe was a business worth up to 5.7 billion euros in 2015. According to Louise Shelley, founder and executive director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), Bulgarian, Hungarian and Turkish criminal groups are often facilitators of illegal activities, moving individuals ...

European police team to take on ISIS social media propaganda

Monday, 22 June 2015

A Europe-wide police unit is to be set up next month with the aim of shutting down social media accounts used by key Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants to spread propaganda and recruit foreigners to their cause, Europol said on Monday. The small police team will scour the internet and try to take down accounts of ISIS ringleaders within hours of being detected, in a bid to dent a propaganda machine which is reckoned to send out about 100,000 tweets a day. “It’s a ...

Europe faces greatest jihadist threat: Europol

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Rob Wainwright said up to 5,000 EU nationals could come back with the intent to carry out operations similar to the Paris attacks

Gulf countries consider forming regional police force like Europol

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Arab Gulf countries are considering establishing a regional police force like the Europol, GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif al-Zayani said on Tuesday. “The GCC countries are looking into forming a regional police force like the Europol,” he said at the Gulf Strategic Conference, organized by Bahrain Centre for Strategic and International Studies and Energy (BCSISE). Zayani said the move is a response to the GCC’s realization of the prospective dangers facing the region that ...

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