The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast: Disrupting ISIS Recruitment Online

By Quinta Jurecic
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2:05 PM

On September 7th, the Brookings Institution convened a discussion of a pilot program to disrupt online ISIS recruitment spearheaded by Jigsaw, a technology think tank run by Alphabet (aka Google). Yasmin Green, Jigsaw's Head of Research and Development, presented the organization's new "Redirect Method," which uses online advertisements to reach out to those who might be susceptible to ISIS propaganda. Will McCants of Brookings spoke about the initiative with Green, Ross Frenett of Moonshot CVE, and Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel.