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One secret weapon against extremism: Google ads promoting mindfulness

25 mins | Apr 21, 2021

Technology's good-fight against domestic terrorism. Moonshot is part of a burgeoning counter-radicalization industry armed with ads, big data, and decades of experience engaging extremists. But can it be used to tackle the new risk of violence coming from the rise in conspiracy theories? Alex Pasternack talks to the platform's founder about the surprising techniques that many companies are using to tackle the influence of what the Department of Homeland Security has called “small groups of individuals who commit acts of violence motivated by domestic extremist ideological beliefs.”

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