DHS advocates 'innovative' public-private partnerships in fight against online extremism

Fedscoop: Social media has a terrorism problem.

The online platforms are used by groups like the Islamic State to recruit supporters and spread propaganda, so the interagency Countering Violent Extremism Task Force is trying to figure out how to curb this use.

That was the focus of a workshop that the group, which is made up of experts from the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, FBI and National Counterterrorism Center, held in late September. The forum was hosted in partnership with Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (which is led by Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter) and focused on how public-private partnership can best help counter online extremism.

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