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US, Private Sector Join Forces in Anti-IS Social Media Project

The United States is working with partners in the private sector on a program to combat the Islamic State group's extremist message on social media and the internet. Despite military defeats across Iraq and Syria, IS continues to expand its online presence, using the web to recruit members and spread its violent ideology, especially through the encrypted app Telegram. U.S. officials have tried varying strategies to counter that message, with admittedly mixed results. One of the...

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