The E-Battlefield: Taking Back the Web from Jihadists – IPT Blog

In a bold move to reclaim cyberspace from jihadi propagandists, global governments have recently committed to a comprehensive effort aimed at challenging on their own turf those who radicalize others, the New York Times reports.

This move comes as counter-terrorism officials worldwide struggle to quell a surge of homegrown terrorists, radicalized online, and seemingly impossible to spot prior to their murderous acts. And it’s not just governments fearing this new threat; As-Sharq Al-Awsat reported in January that many of the old-guard jihadists were feeling uneasy about the uncontrollable nature of “the new generation who draw on jihadist ideology from the internet.”