The fight against the Islamic State isn’t just taking place on the ground or in the skies of Iraq or Libya. It’s also on the internet.
The Islamic State has used apps like Twitter, WhatsApp and Telegram to recruit new jihadists, instill fear in opponents and even provoke strangers to launch lone-wolf terror attacks in the U.S. and elsewhere.
But could it also hack our electrical grid or our checking accounts?
On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the new war against the Islamic State being fought on laptops and smartphones.
Our guests this week:
- Anthony Cuthbertson, a technology reporter for Newsweek
- Brendan Koerner, a contributing editor for Wired Magazine.
- Cedric Leighton, a military analyst for CNN and former deputy director for training of the National Security Agency
- Grayson Clary, a research associate with the Digital Futures Project at the Wilson Center.