France employing hackers to tackle jihadists online

“The French prime minister’s announcement last week that he will hire computer hackers and community managers to confront the online jihadist threat, has led to privacy groups branding his comments as worrying and dangerous.

Prime minister Manuel Valls announced that France would hire computer hackers and also a ‘battalion of community managers’ to monitor online extremist activity.

Speaking at the Dauphine University in Paris, Valls said the move was intended to ‘more effectively cross swords with jihadist recruiters’ and would prevent the internet from becoming ‘the property of jihadists’.”

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