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FBI, Israel partners to undermine terror via Social-Media

A visiting FBI counter-terror official explained to the Jerusalem Post how social media has reached a new level of influence as a tool for terrorists, and that Israel is an active partner in combatting the phenomenon.

By YONAH JEREMY BOB

 

“Terrorism is now moving at the speed of social media,” warned top FBI counter-terror official Michael McPherson this past week during a speech leading into an exclusive interview with The Jerusalem Post.

McPherson spoke to the Post after his speech at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at IDC Herzliya’s 18th annual world summit.

IDF Cyber Unit – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

He explained that social media has reached a new level of influence as a tool for terrorists, saying, “none of us are beyond the power of online messaging.”

The top counter-terror official said that radicalization—the process in which normal citizens evolve into terrorists—has changed and now primarily starts or runs entirely as an online process. Continue Reading »