J.M. Berger

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J.M. Berger is a fellow with George Washington University’s Program on Extremism. He is a researcher, analyst, and consultant, with a special focus on extremist activities in the U.S. and use of social media. Berger is co-author of the critically acclaimed ISIS: The State of Terror with Jessica Stern and author of Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, the definitive history of the U.S. jihadist movement. He was previously a non-resident fellow with The Brookings Institution, Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, and an associate fellow with the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation.

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Counterterrorism

Can Twitter Materially Support ISIS While Actively Working to Defeat It?

Can you provide material support to a terrorist organization at the same time that you are actively and effectively working against that organization?

In a new study published this week by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, analyst Heather Perez and I examined the war between Twitter and ISIS for control of the online battle space.