Social media isn’t a major path to radicalization

“Al Qaeda and other Muslim extremist groups are active on Facebook, YouTube and other social media, but that doesn’t mean they’re making much impact, experts testified before a House panel Tuesday.

Internet discussions are a poor replacement for in-person extremist recruiting because they lack the same level of intimidation and peer pressure, Brian Jenkins, a senior adviser at the RAND Corporation testified before the Homeland Security subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.”

Source: Social media isn’t a major path to radicalization – Nextgov

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