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New Cyber Brief: Countering Islamic State Exploitation of the Internet

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June 18, 2015

ISIS ISIL Islamic State Extremism CFR Net Politics David Fidler
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I am pleased to launch the publication of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program’s second Cyber Brief, authored by Net Politics’ very own David Fidler.

This brief, entitled Countering Islamic State Exploitation of the Internet, examines the challenges of countering the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s use of the Internet for propaganda and recruitment purposes.

In order to stem Islamic State propaganda online while protecting the right to free speech, David argues the White House should issue a presidential policy directive indicating the circumstances in which it will ask social media companies to remove Islamic State content. And to avoid potential infringements on the First Amendment, David argues the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board—a body created by Congress—should have the power to review takedown requests.

You can find the full brief here.

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