Extremist NFTs

Global Network
Article Source: Global Network

Article Source: Global Network

CryptoPunks collection in OpenSea - Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images
  • Blockchain technology is being used by Islamic extremists to preserve and curate extremist artifacts, potentially inspiring future generations of extremists.
  • OpenSea, the world’s largest online non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, currently hosts various Islamic extremist collections, which aim to glorify terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and the Taliban, and encourage extremism. These NFTs have unique identification codes and are owned by individuals, which means that there is no content moderation to remove these harmful contents from the web.
  • Decentralized technology like blockchain makes it difficult to moderate content, which presents a significant challenge for counter-terrorism efforts.
  • There is a need to develop strategies and policies to mitigate the threat posed by Islamic extremist content on blockchain while still ensuring the democratization of data and shared ownership of information. Read More

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