Top US Intelligence Officials Worry About Terrorists Using Social Media to Recruit

Concern grows over radicals at home who could attack on short notice.
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Now, to that blunt and alarming warning from a top FBI official when it comes to possible terror here in the homeland. Telling congress that Isis is, quote, dangerously competent. Saying the fight from foreign fighters who have trained and returned is not even close to being under control. Pierre Thomas is live in Washington tonight. Pierre? Reporter: David, it's a clear and present danger and it's rare for FBI officials to talk in such stark terms. But there are so many radicals who have gone to Syria, who could then try to come to the U.S., the FBI simply can't keep up. And top U.S. Intelligence officials are equally concerned that Isis is using social media, includes Facebook, youtube and Twitter in a way that no organization has done before. Giving them direct access to the U.S. There have been 250 online publications from Isis just since last month. And Al Qaeda is active online, too. As a result, authorities believe there are hundreds of radicals inspired online, who can attack right here at home on short notice. David? Pierre Thomas tonight. Pierre, thank you.

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