Washington: Top White House officials will meet Silicon Valley’s executives in a private meeting in San Jose to disrupt online radicalisation of young people by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
ISIS and other extremist groups use social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter to draw vulnerable young people into joining their cause.
The announcement comes as there are growing concerns over the role of social media in radicalising San Bernadino shooters Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, The Daily Star reported.
US President Barack Obama recently called ISIS a “bunch of killers with good social media”.
Facebook was slammed in December for “not doing enough” to combat ISIS bot accounts spamming victims of the Bataclan massacre in Paris. (ANI)