White house recruits tech giants to combat militant operations

White house recruits tech giants to combat militant operations

White house recruits tech giants to combat militant operations

Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara

08 Jan, 2016 | 4:37 pm

Reuters reports that Senior White House officials, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement figures will meet with Silicon Valley executives on Friday to discuss how to counter the use of social media by militant groups.

The meeting is aimed at urging tech giants such as Google,Facebook, Apple and Twitter to crack down on online propaganda of militants. according to Reuters reports, the meeting would be attended by high-level government officials such as the White House Chief of Staff, Attorney General, FBI Director as well as the National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers

Twitter, Apple Inc, Facebook and Google have confirmed their attendance with several other Internet firms, including Microsoft Corp and Dropbox expected to attend.

The meeting agenda covers how to make it harder for militants to recruit and mobilize followers on social media, as well as helping ordinary users create, publish and amplify content that can undercut groups like Islamic State. The meeting also will touch on how technology can be used to disrupt paths to violent radicalization and identify recruitment patterns, and how to make it easier for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to identify militant operatives.

Source : Reuters

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