How to deprogram America’s extremists – Axios

https://www.axios.com/fighting-online-radicals-extremism-90b8dcb6-31a7-4321-a53a-c8be5643f7d6.html

«One idea, courtesy of Christian Picciolini, a former neo-Nazi leader who founded the Free Radicals Project, which works to help people leave violent extremist groups: a “single entry point” akin to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline “that people recognize, that people trust, that people understand.”

  • Something like a national hotline or online portal could steer people to local resources to help them or loved ones escape the radicalization pipeline, he said.

The bottom line: “Any sort of solution is going to have to be holistic and is going to have to have empathy at its core,” said Jared Holt, a visiting research fellow with the Atlantic Council.»

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