DigiDame readers are so removed from college life that we have no idea what is going on campuses these days. I recently read a post on Re/code, a leading tech site, that was a real eye opener and I wanted to share it with you.
College students are being asked by the U.S. Government to help them with an anti ISIS plan on Facebook and YouTube.
The program is called Peer to Peer and students are asked to use “the same digital tricks of the trade to reach those at risk of being seduced by the camaraderie or sense of adventure or purpose that groups like ISIS promise.”
Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter don’t actively search for ISIS content. Re/code said “they respond aggressively once they’re alerted to a threat or to a user promoting terrorism.”
Something has to change, quick.
You can read the Re/code story here.