Threat Management

Rep. McCaul says U.S. should target ISIS social media influence

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the U.S. should target the social media influence that the Islamic State, or ISIS, uses to inspire domestic attacks.

"We have about 200,000 ISIS tweets per day that hit the United States," McCaul told ABC News. "The chatter is so loud and the volume is so high that it's a problem that's very hard to stop and disrupt in this country."

McCaul also said that that the internet has created a “new generation of terrorists” who can communicate and activate people across the country to attack police officers and military installations.

He went on to say that there have been more than 60 ISIS-related arrest nationwide and that there are active terror investigations in every state. These remarks come a week after five service members were killed in an attack on two military bases in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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