American students take to social media to take on terrorism
Working with Rochester’s Muslim community, the students created a logo, website, social media and events to raise awareness on campus and in the community
Students at one New York college are taking to social media to tackle terrorism.
A team of Rochester Institute of Technology students came up with the winning idea for a US State Department contest seeking ways to counter terrorist propaganda online.
The RIT team developed a social media campaign called “It’s Time: ExOut Extremism.” Working with Rochester’s Muslim community, the students created a logo, website, social media and events to raise awareness on campus and in the community.
A panel of judges from the State Department, Facebook, the Department of Homeland Security and elsewhere chose the winning entry on Monday. The other finalist teams were from Versalius College in Brussels and Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The winners will receive $5,000 to continue to develop their campaign.
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