US convening meeting on countering Islamic State propaganda

The Obama administration is convening a meeting at the Justice Department this week to discuss efforts to counter the propaganda of the Islamic State. The meeting scheduled for Wednesday involves government officials as well as representatives from advertising and social media companies

and Silicon Valley. The summit is aimed at brainstorming ways to counter social media propaganda used by Islamic State members that encourages disaffected young adults to join their cause in Syria or to commit violence closer to home. A government official described the summit as unrelated to technology encryption issues, and said the meeting was planned long before the current dispute between the Justice Department and Apple over access to a locked iPhone became public last week in a California court.



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