House demands plan to counter terrorists on social media


The House passed legislation on Wednesday requiring the Obama administration to present a strategy to combat terrorists on social media.

The bill, which passed by a voice vote, will give the president 90 days to "transmit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on United States strategy to combat terrorists' and terrorist organizations' use of social media."

"Unfortunately, today there is no strategy and consequently, we've seen individual agencies making unilateral decisions and not coordinating with one another," said sponsor Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, who pointed to the Department of Homeland Security as one example of why the legislation was necessary.