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Hillary Clinton would like the Islamic State bounced off social media

Hillary Clinton would like the Islamic State to lose its social media presence.

Published Mon, Aug 10 2015 4:56 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:04 PM CST

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently spoke out regarding the Islamic State and other criminal groups using social media.

Hillary Clinton would like the Islamic State bounced off social media | TweakTown.com

Speaking directly about the Islamic State, she had this to say: "We have got to shut down their Internet presence, which is posing the principal threat to us," when asked during a stop on her campaign to become president.

"You've got to look carefully at terrorist groups and criminal cartels and other illegal actors to figure out whether they can use the Internet to cause crimes, to cause harm, to wage terrorist attacks and we can't just let that go on unabated," Clinton said.

There are plenty of organizations and political leaders across the world frightened by the reach Islamic State has while using social media - but trying to actually prevent the group from succeeding has been extremely difficult. Even with the help of Anonymous, and increased surveillance by Europol, the extremist group continues to succeed using Twitter, YouTube, and other websites.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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