Congressman Wants to Shut Down Websites and Social Media to Combat ISIS

Jon Brodkin, writing for Ars Technica:

US Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) has a plan to stop terrorists: shut down websites, including social media networks.

Barton today asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler if the commission can shut down websites used by ISIS and other terrorist groups. Barton didn't name any specific sites but said that "we need to do something" because of the terrorist attack in Paris.

"ISIS and the terrorist networks can't beat us militarily, but they are really trying to use the Internet and all of the social media to try to intimidate and beat us psychologically," Barton said.

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