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Why Countering Violent Extremism Measures Can Be a Threat to Press Freedom


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Why Countering Violent Extremism Measures Can Be a Threat to Press Freedom

Courtney Radsch

"We're stepping up our efforts to discredit ISIL's propaganda, especially online," President Barack Obama told delegates at the Leaders' Summit on Countering Violent Extremism last month. The social media counter-offensive comes amid U.N. reports of a 70 percent increase in what it terms "foreign terrorist fighters"--citizens of U.N. member states who have left to join Islamic State and other militant groups.


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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Albert Einstein


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"said, "What worries me is when we export some of these tools to
countries that don't have robust democracies or robust checks and
balances or reform measures in place"

Just which countries might that be that the US would be exporting to that worries you more than having it at home?