Mashable quotes Transatlantic Security Initiative Assistant Director Robbie Gramer on Europol’s strategy to remove ISIS from social media:

“Europol’s actually pretty ostracized from national police forces, national intelligence agencies,” Robbie Gramer, assistant director at the Transatlantic Security Initiative, part of a think tank called the Atlantic Council, told Mashable. “It’s going to be lost in the sea of European bureaucracy if Europol finds actionable intelligence.”


Though Gramer doesn’t think Europol will have much bite, he said perhaps the best thing government agencies can do to monitor groups such as the Islamic State is to gather open source intelligence on them. They can read all kinds of chatter between ISIS supporters online, and sometimes fighters do dumb things like geotag selfies, telling governments where they were when they sent the tweet.

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