Despite new policies, American social media companies are still being exploited by terrorists. The Trump administration needs to do more to change that.
Michael S. Smith II is a terrorism analyst who specializes in the Islamic State’s and al-Qaeda’s influence operations and an International Security Fellow at New America. In October 2017, Mr. Smith delivered expert testimony concerning these issues during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing focused on terrorists’ and Russia’s uses of American companies’ social media platforms to wage influence operations against the United States and its allies.
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