The last few months have seen a spree of lawsuits filed against social media companies for allegedly providing material support to terrorists groups, particularly ISIS, by effectively allowing those groups to use their systems.
Zoe Bedell is a student at Harvard Law School. She was previously an officer in the Marine Corps, where she completed two deployments to Afghanistan. Zoe then worked at an investment bank for two years before starting law school. She graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in Politics and minors in Near Eastern Studies and French.
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