Coronavirus Gives Terrorist Groups A 'Captive Audience' For Propaganda

Published: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 12:55pm
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The world has been upended by COVID-19 as economies see Great Depression-level struggles and travel is restricted. And more of us are at home and communicating much less in an in-person way — with primary chatting coming via phone, tablet or laptop. That also leads to isolation and may, some experts believe, make a certain percentage of us more vulnerable to propaganda.

That leaves terrorist groups — both domestic and international — looking at the current pandemic as a new opportunity to expand uncertainty and unrest.

Joshua Geltzer is executive director of Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. He’s also a former staff member of the National Security Council.

He talked to The Show about how the pandemic has affected these groups and their plans.

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