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“Holding Social Media Accountable for Providing Support to Terror Organizations”

March 7, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center and The Endowment for Middle East Truth invite you to:

“Holding Social Media Accountable for Providing Support to Terror Organizations”

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Wednesday, March 9, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.*

U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center
Room 201
Washington, D.C.

Refreshments to be served. All dietary laws observed.
*Kindly arrive at 9:45am so that we may begin the program promptly.

For those of you who are unable to attend, please watch LIVE on Shurat HaDin’s Facebook page!

The creation of the Internet and the advent of the handheld Information Age have revolutionized every aspect of modern life. A dark side haunts these new technologies, however. The Internet and the social media platforms have been insidiously used by hate groups, criminal enterprises, and terrorist factions to promote their perilous agenda. Social media has allowed terrorist groups including Hezbollah, ISIS and Hamas to become public entities with tens of thousands of followers, fan pages, news sites, and media production companies. The use of social media to promote extremist ideologies and incite individuals to engage in terrorist violence is dangerously effective and has established a new front in the war on terror.

While US law, including the Anti Terrorism Act, plainly prohibits American companies from having any contact or providing any support or services to the terrorists groups, the social media giants in Paolo Alto continue to provide their platforms to these designated organizations with impunity. The companies claim a legal defense under the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which they contend provides them with blanket immunity for the extremist posts and terrorist incitement on their platforms. There is a need to aggressively challenge the social media companies for their role in aiding and abetting terrorist organizations and hold them accountable for their documented provision of material support to the designated groups.

These details have recently come to light with the release of the book Harpoon: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism’s Money Masters, co-authored by Nitsana Darshan Leitner of the Shurat HaDin Law Center. The book addresses how the terror groups are utilizing American social media.

Please join us to hear about efforts to combat terror on the social media platforms, as well as an update on the Taylor Force Act, which strives to cut another kind of material support – funding to imprisoned Palestinian terrorists.

About Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

Israeli activist attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner has been leading the legal fight against terror financing, the anti-Israel boycott campaigns (BDS) and combating the multitude of lawfare tactics utilized against the Jewish State by its enemies. As the president of the Israel based civil rights organization, Shurat HaDin–Israel Law Center, she has represented hundreds of terror victims in legal actions against terror organizations and their supporters. Ms. Darshan-Leitner has successfully recovered more than two hundred million dollars in compensation on their behalf.

Ms. Darshan-Leitner is the co-author of the book Harpoon: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism’s Money Masters, along with New York Times best-selling author Samuel M. Katz.  She and her associates specialize in tracking the assets and bank accounts of terror groups and legally obstructing and restraining their funds. They have become known by banks, legal organizations and outlaw regimes around the world as the leading authority and resource on stopping the movement of global terror financing. Today they represent hundreds of terror victims in lawsuits against Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the PLO, The Palestinian Authority, Hezbollah, Iran, Syria, Egypt, North Korea, UBS, and the Lebanese Canadian Bank. The cases, being litigated in Israeli, American, Canadian and European courts, allow the victims of terrorism to fight back.

About Stuart Force

Stuart Force is the father of Taylor Force, a former U.S. Army officer and Vanderbilt University graduate who was tragically stabbed to death in Israel in March 2016 by a Palestinian terrorist.  The Taylor Force Act, named in his memory, was passed by the House of Representatives in December, 2017, with overwhelming bipartisan support.  The Act conditions aid to the Palestinian Authority until it takes steps to end acts of violence against the U.S. and Israeli citizens, including publicly condemning acts of terrorism, and helping to bring Palestinian terrorists to justice.

 

Details

Date:
March 7, 2018
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Organizer

EMET
Phone:
(202) 601-7422
Email:
ngrant@emetonline.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Capitol Visitors Center
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