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ISIS attacks abroad and a series of deadly right-wing attacks in the U.S. have fueled a demand for more information on extremist networks. Understanding them is the first step in fighting them. But there has been little discussion about potential harm to the researchers tasked with looking deep inside the world's most dangerous movements. Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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'It Gets To You.' Extremism Researchers Confront The Unseen Toll Of Their Work

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An archived screenshot of 8chan, an online message board that shooters have used to post messages before their attacks, describes itself as "the darkest reaches of the Internet." Wayback Machine/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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'Uniquely Lawless': Security Firm Drops 8chan Website Following El Paso Shooting

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The Website Where Violent White Supremacists State Their Case

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Michael McGarrity, FBI Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division; Calvin Shivers, FBI Deputy Assistant Director in the Criminal Investigative Division; and Elizabeth Neumann, an assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, answer lawmakers' questions on Tuesday about the Trump administration's response to far-right extremism. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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