SITE Intelligence Group

SITE Intelligence Group is an American non-governmental organization that tracks online activity of white supremacist and jihadist organizations. It is based in Bethesda, Maryland.[1][2][3] From 2002 to 2008, SITE Intelligence Group was known as the Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE) Institute. SITE is led by the Israeli analyst Rita Katz.[4][5]

To view the bulk of the contents and reports of the SITE website a person, government, or company must subscribe to SITE Intelligence Group.[6]

On September 2, 2014, SITE sent the video of Steven Sotloff's apparent beheading to its subscribers before the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant released the video.[7]

On August 18, 2021, Katz commented that “The Taliban of today is immensely savvy with technology and social media" and, in regards to demands by U.S. conservatives wanting "to know why former president Donald Trump has been banned from Twitter while various Taliban figures have not", responded that "The Taliban is clearly threading the needle regarding social media content policies and is not yet crossing the very distinct policy-violating lines that Trump crossed.”[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Home". Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Inside SITE Intelligence Group: Steven Sotloff Beheading Discovered By Little-Known Research Organization". International Business Times. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  3. ^ "SITE Intelligence Group". Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Jihadists appear caught offguard by release of Steven Sotloff video". Telegraph.co.uk. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  5. ^ Vincent, James (4 September 2014). "Who are the SITE Intelligence Group that distributed the Sotloff video before the jihadis?". The Independent. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  6. ^ "SITE Intelligence Group". Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Jihadists appear caught offguard by release of Steven Sotloff video". Telegraph.co.uk. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  8. ^ Timberg, Craig; Lima, Cristiano (August 18, 2021). "Today's Taliban uses sophisticated social media practices that rarely violate the rules". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-08-21.

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