Wired: Hey Silicon Valley: President Obama Has a To-Do List for You
Yasmin Green, head of R&D at Jigsaw (formerly Google Ideas):
If you want to dissuade someone from joining a group like
ISIS, you have to reach them at just the right moment: before
they've committed to its cause. I've spent the past year
talking to people who did join the group, and many of them
started out with questions about the so-called Islamic
State--about the effectiveness of its government or the
legitimacy of its religious claims. ISIS hopes to intercept
those questions and provide its own answers to them via
recruitment videos in Arabic, English, French, Russian,
Chinese, Hebrew, and even sign language. It's very inviting.
When you talk to people who have joined ISIS, they say that
this is how they got involved. It started on the open web.
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"A Proposal for Dealing with Terrorist Videos on the Internet" -
Care About Science and Tech? Our Job One: STOP TRUMP:
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Lauren Weinstein (lau...@vortex.com): https://www.vortex.com/lauren
Lauren's Blog: https://lauren.vortex.com
Founder: Network Neutrality Squad: https://www.nnsquad.org
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Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: https://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800
I have consulted to Google, but I am not currently
doing so -- my opinions expressed here are mine alone.
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The correct term is "Internet" NOT "internet" -- please don't
fall into the trap of using the latter. It's just plain wrong!
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