Islamic State Doesn't Need Facebook and Twitter

Terrorists may be switching to harder-to-monitor tools such as Telegram and even PlayStation 4.

You can also play games.

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The Arab Spring of 2011 generated a flood of news articles and academic papers about the new role of social media such as Facebook and Twitter in organizing resistance to authoritarian governments. Terrorists can use the same tech tools for communication and planning -- and increasingly, they are bypassing common U.S.-based platforms, which are heavily censored and monitored.

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