CIA Director Blames Social Media For Strength Of ISIS



The internet has “greatly amplified” the Islamic State’s campaign of terrorism and has consequently stifled attempts to diminish the spread of the extremist group’s ideologies, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency says.

Speaking Friday at the Council on Foreign Relations, CIA Director John Brennan said the group calling itself the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) has been so successful at staying intact and afloat largely because it has embraced new tools, such as social media, which enable it to achieve a transnational diffusion of ideas in real time over the web.

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