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.
“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.
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 »