Top UK spy: Twitter, Facebook are jihadi 'command and control networks'

November 4, 2014 1:59 PM

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Top UK spy: Twitter, Facebook are jihadi 'command and control networks'

Robert Hannigan called on US Internet giants to do more to help fight the militants using their networks to recruit new members abroad. The companies' cooperation has dropped off since Edward Snowden's intelligence leaks became public.

In the latest warning from European officials concerned with online recruiting of fighters for extremist groups like Islamic State, the new director of Britain’s surveillance agency said social media have become “the command and control networks of choice for terrorists.” He also said that US-based ...

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