Apple CEO Tim Cook is among the technology industry executives set to meet with White House officials in San Jose, California to discuss ways to counter the online recruitment efforts of ISIS, also known as ISIL. Other companies sending representatives include Facebook, Twitter, and Google.
"The White House sees Silicon Valley as an integral part of fighting the propaganda from ISIL and other groups," a White House official involved in national security told BuzzFeed News, using the government's preferred acronym for the Islamic State. "There needs to be a concerted effort to fight the ISIL propaganda."
Technology companies have been facing mounting pressure to cooperate more with governments to combat terror groups. Many officials have called for companies like Apple to soften their stances on matters such as encryption to make it easier for law enforcement agencies to read the private messages of suspects.