The Social Media Side of the Terrorist Threat

| Farah Pandith
Farah Pandith
Former Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State

The Sri Lankan government responded to Sunday’s deadly terrorist attacks in part, by shutting down access to some social media sites, calling the ban a temporary way to stop the spread of unverified and speculative information.

We spoke with Cipher Brief expert Farah Pandith, former chair of a Department of Homeland Security Task Force on countering violent extremism.  She is also the author of How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Enlightened Business Leaders and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat.

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The Author is Farah Pandith

Farah Pandith is an author, foreign policy strategist, and former diplomat. A world-leading expert and pioneer in countering violent extremism, she is a frequent media commentator and public speaker. She served as a political appointee under Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, and most recently she was the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, serving both Secretaries Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. She has served on the... Read More

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