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Sen. Feinstein seeks mandate for social media companies to monitor terror threats




Vice Chair of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Senator Dianne Feinstein (L), D-California, speaks after attending a closed committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Vice Chair of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Senator Dianne Feinstein (L), D-California, speaks after attending a closed committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein is working to reintroduce a bill that would enlist the help of social media to report suspected terrorist activity.

The legislation would require social media platforms such as Facebook to alert law enforcement when suspicious postings are noticed. Social media groups killed the earlier version of the bill in August of this year.

The renewed push for the legislation comes after last week’s San Bernardino shootings in which one of the suspected shooters, Tashfeen Malik, pledged allegiance to ISIS on a Facebook post.

Guests:

Harold Feld, Senior Vice President of Public Knowledge, an organization that promotes freedom of expression, an open internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. He tweets from @HaroldFeld

Nancy Scola, tech reporter for POLITICO