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US to disrupt ISIS jihadis’ online propaganda with tech geek squad

An Islamic State militant uses a loud-hailer to announce to residents of Taqba city that Tabqa air base has fallen to Islamic State militants, in nearby Raqqa city August 24, 2014. Islamic State militants stormed the air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing most of it from government forces after days of fighting over the strategic location, a witness and a monitoring group said. Fighting raged inside the walls of the Tabqa air base, the Syrian army's last foothold in an area otherwise controlled by IS, which has seized large areas of Syria and Iraq. REUTERS/Stringer   (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - RTR43J4R
An Islamic State militant uses a loud-hailer to announce to residents of Taqba city that Tabqa air base has fallen to Islamic State militants, in nearby Raqqa city August 24, 2014. Islamic State militants stormed the air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing most of it from government forces after days of fighting over the strategic location, a witness and a monitoring group said. Fighting raged inside the walls of the Tabqa air base, the Syrian army's last foothold in an area otherwise controlled by IS, which has seized large areas of Syria and Iraq. REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - RTR43J4R

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)

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