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Something serious now joining us here on set we have rabbi Abraham Cooper.
I'm joining us thank you so much pleasure to be getting the hero election ballots happen it would continue all night fury cyber hate expert and associate dean acts Simon Wiesenthal Center Los Angeles all right very good I thank you for joining us what I want a couple things we want to talk to you about.
Other social media study out -- social media's role -- police cases growing fewer than half of all law enforcement agencies 47%.
Reportedly have a social media policy were bringing this up.
Because French authorities are investigating -- -- a suspect in the string of shootings that killed seven people in southwestern France had any accomplices.
The suspected killer died after that firefight as we know with French police.
-- the city to -- but he first spewed hatred.
Online and kind of morning my room.
He became -- terrorists in Afghanistan this -- was a real.
Terrorists but he learned how to hate.
By way of Islam is forums in France.
And you know that incubates they -- validates it it's super chargers that's what he came back.
From Afghanistan and went on to these.
Forums it's just nonstop -- from France for democracy and of course from -- enemy.
For Jews and that helps to explain the incredible demonization.
Of being able walk into a school -- take an eight year old girl intruder at.
Point a point blank range but beyond the actual incidence.
We were following some of the chatter afterwards.
On these forms and one and one of the postings was so it.
With real live call to arms to others to join in Sarkozy was mentioned by name going -- the French embassies using.
The lone wolf approach it was so detailed that we actually sent it along to.
A French authorities for them to look more closely at -- -- the front line today in the battle against terrorism.
Is on the Internet.
Both in terms of command the control.
And the real concern we have of course is now the lone wolf -- just inspiring individuals.
Who are true believers -- go out and act on the -- And as we know unfortunately people pick up on not on those social media messages.
And take take this -- on themselves now if you are advising social media companies.
On their policies and are asking them to take down terrorism and -- how are you doing there.
Well we've met directly with FaceBook and present.
At their headquarters in Silicon Valley a couple of occasions we give them an a minus -- -- to give out grades because.
While they have 600.
Million plus separate pages with some possible cover everything and always languages they've now.
The point people in thirteen languages in here in the states and over and Ireland there at least in the hunt.
We give about a C minus to you -- -- have a lot of material that.
To terrorism tutorial.
How to make bombs.
Material thing no should be pulled down and a very slow at doing it.
They're not even in the game yet we give them and NA.
-- -- I'm not a game -- so many people use it well not only -- people use it but this before us to come along and pointed even terrorist groups in Africa.
Using Twitter in due to do their command and control so.
The big boys in the block have to get much more engaged and I think.
When the more you investigate this issue more you understand when the president of France calls a press conference and says.
We're not gonna let people come to 34 multiple times on to these forums.
We respond -- Americans by saying hey free speech and censorship.
What we talk about terrorism in the city that suffered the 9/11 attacks we have to have a different approach but we're not gonna succeed in.
Really dealing with this threat and -- we have the full attention involvement of the social media companies themselves not just government.
Straight and you have a there's an out.
That you have.
Why we put out something called digital terrorism and hate report every year it's in the CD-ROM format and -- suddenly dawned on us especially since we interact a lot with local police and state -- Homeland Security folks.
Someone is vice -- and suddenly assigned to a hate crime unit.
How -- they come up to speed on these issues so.
We've created an app that gives to law enforcement.
Passwords sensitive access to whatever we have whom they happen to have a question they can email us.
And once they will be doing the a very in depth report.
And presentation at the fusion center down in South Florida so we're getting.
Very powerful response and as far as government is concerned the price is right because there's no charge that's -- Great how can people find out more about your center and about.
How people can really combat this and then maybe who to call -- they see something like this right.
First of all -- young people see a lot of heat from this material we've just created a simple email address it's the letter all right.
I report that we see all -- if you see something say something.
And more generally for the work of the Wiesenthal center where Jewish human rights Ngo with -- to you when -- task of making trouble everywhere we can.
We have a very active website that we central.
-- -- -- thank you so much rabbi Abraham Cooper.
For being here with us today -- sharing this very important story.
And look for more from you as we move along in and track how this is all going to thank you so much space for joining us here today.
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