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UCLA project aims to curb violent extremism




UCLA students devised the Safe Spot campaign as part of a U.S. State Department initiative to clampdown on violent extremism
UCLA students devised the Safe Spot campaign as part of a U.S. State Department initiative to clampdown on violent extremism
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According to a poll out this week from the New York Times and CBS, Americans are more fearful about the likelihood of another terrorist attack now  than at any other time since the weeks after Sept. 11, 2001.

This Sunday at L.A. City Hall, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will lead a rally against violence and extremism. 

A similar mission is fueling a student initiative at UCLA called Safe Spot

Those behind the program hope to use the Internet to undermine the recruiting tactics of extremist groups in Southern California. 

For more on Safe Spot Take Two's Alex Cohen spoke with UCLA professor Barry Sanders and one of the students behind Safe Spot, Cody Hitchcock

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