Last September, officials from the Obama administration reportedly met with executives from HBO and Snapchat to ask for their ideas on how to win the online propaganda war against ISIS.
With ISIS remaining uncontained in spite of President Obama’s previous assurances, the administration will also ask for ideas from the tech industry:
— Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) January 7, 2016
Obama admin. to hold summit w/ tech CEOs Fri. on terror; AG Lynch, DNI Clapper, FBI's Comey to take part, will discuss social media – DJ
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) January 7, 2016
The meeting will take place in San Jose, California:
At a high-level session on Friday, leaders from major technology and Internet companies will discuss ways to use technology to stop terrorists from radicalizing people online and spurring them to violence, according to a meeting agenda obtained by The Associated Press. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are slated to attend the meeting, along with President Barack Obama’s chief of staff and his top counterterrorism adviser.
Perhaps White House officials will ask the tech industry how they can help convince the media to stop stoking irrational fear of ISIS, as Obama accused them of doing.