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Using social media to counter Al Qaeda, ISIL messaging

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on February 19, 2015 at 5:44 PM

Originally published on POLITICO by Tony Romm on February 18, 2015.

The White House plans to work closely with tech companies to counter groups like Al Qaeda and ISIL online, part of a new campaign unveiled Wednesday to counter “violent extremist messaging.”

Under the new initiatives, the U.S. government will organize “technology camps” alongside social media companies, which will “work with governments, civil society and religious leaders to develop digital content that discredits violent extremist narratives and amplifies positive alternatives,” according to the White House.

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