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Hillary Clinton: Facebook, Twitter & YouTube Must Shut Down ISIS Social Media Accounts

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sun, 06 Dec 2015 23:49:34 Z)

Hillary Clinton wants social networks to enlist in the American fight against ISIS, suggesting that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube should work to shut down the terror group's online recruitment and propaganda accounts.

"They cannot permit the recruitment and the actual direction of attacks or the celebration of violence by this sophisticated Internet user," Clinton said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "They're going to have to help us take down these announcements and these appeals."

Clinton pointed to San Bernardino, California, attack in which a couple killed 14 people last week as an example of the negative impact of ISIS use of U.S.-based social media. "If you look at the story about this woman and maybe the man, too, who got radicalized, self-radicalized, we're going to need help from Facebook, and from YouTube and from Twitter."

ISIS is know to use social nets to recruit new members and inspire terror attacks.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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