REVERB is a new documentary series from CBSN Originals. Watch the episode “Extremists Next Door” in the video player above.As cities and countries around the world take drastic steps to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus, extremist groups are trying to use the pandemic to radicalize people online.According to a report released by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, “Supporters of domestic and international extremist groups have encouraged followers to conduct attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic to incite panic, target minorities and immigrants, and celebrate the deaths of their enemies.”Oren Segal, the vice president of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, says the ADL has been monitoring how extremist groups have been weaponizing the outbreak for several months. “Extremists never miss an opportunity to leverage a crisis to amplify their agendas,” Segal said. “Whether it’s blaming Asians or Jews or others … that’s just part of their fundamental ideology, is to blame others for world problems.”Are your kids being radicalized online?As the New Jersey report noted, it fits a familiar pattern: “In order to remain relevant, extremists routinely manipulate crises to validate their ideologies and incite potential attackers.”Already, Chinese-Americans and people of other Asian ethnicities have reported


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