“Unfortunately, we’ve heard all too often stories of young Americans fleeing their homes and their country to try to join ISIS and other terrorist groups abroad. In many cases, these wannabe terrorists were directly recruited online through U.S. social media companies, like Twitter. In response to a request by myself and other senior members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Twitter finally updated its policies to now explicitly prohibit “threatening or promoting terrorism” and to allow users to report those who appear to violate this rule. This is a step in the right direction to stopping cyber jihad. ISIS and other designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations should not be allowed to use American companies as a free propaganda tool to radicalize thousands and recruit new jihadis."
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