White House Forms New Task Force To Combat ISIS Propaganda
The White House has announced a new task force aimed at countering online propaganda spread by terrorist groups like ISIS.By Matt Picht | January 8, 2016
So far, the Obama administration's efforts to counter terrorist propaganda online haven't been terribly effective.
In an effort to change that, the administration is forming the Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, headed by the departments of Justice and Homeland Security.
The task force will focus on undercutting ISIS' effective social media messaging, which has helped the terrorist group recruit new followers and inspire lone-wolf attackers. The State Department is forming a new initiative to help foreign partners combat ISIS propaganda as well.