ISIS is threatening to take over the world with its vile and violent ideas. And they aren’t your regular some cave-dwelling Jihadis. Instead they are tech-savvy and use the social media and web to their advantage. Majority of their recruiting is via web and social media itself. It is quite ironical that they use the very inventions and assets (websites/apps) of and from the West to bring down the West.#Google Creates a Strategy to Contain #ISIS Terror Group #Technology Click To Tweet
Interestingly, now Google is planning to corner ISIS and not give it the free run it had until now.
According to Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas, we need to lock ISIS out of the open web.
Speaking at a talk on digital counterinsurgency, Cohen explained how ISIS inflates its status by promoting the organisation publicly.
“Terrorist groups like ISIS, they operate in the dark web whether we want them to or not,” the Google lead said. “What is new is that they’re operating without being pushed back in the same internet we all enjoyed. So success looks like ISIS being contained to the dark web.”
Experts believe that the maximum payback from actions against ISIS will come from giving them no oxygen on the web.