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Both sides in the war on terror are using social media. The Islamic State produces highly sophisticated recruiting videos -- and law enforcement can monitor the people who watch them. But that doesn't make preventing terrorist actions an easy job. We hear about technology, manpower and civil rights.

Also, who wants to read Hillary Clinton's emails? On today's Talking Point, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus will phase out its elephants—along with 100 years of tradition. It's all about public concern over how the majestic animals are mistreated.

Photo: Islamic State supporters' Twitter post threatening the social network's co-founder Jack Dorsey

Who Wants to Read Hillary Clinton's Emails? 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Last night, Hillary Clinton tweeted, "I want the public to see my email." The State Department is already reviewing 50,000 pages of her messages, and a committee of Congress has issued subpoenas. It's all fallout from this week's revelation that, while she was Secretary of State, she used a private account exclusively for official business. Rosalind Helderman, who reports on politics for the Washington Post, has more on the story.

Rosalind Helderman, Washington Post (@PostRoz)

Correct the Record

The "Known Wolves" of International Terror 33 MIN, 51 SEC

"Media is more than half the battle." That's the motto of the State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism. It's taken from a remark by an enemy leader, Al Qaeda's current commander, and it's demonstrated by the highly sophisticated recruiting videos produced by the so-called Islamic State. But it works both ways. Law enforcement at all levels is able to monitor social media — and to identify what are called "known wolves."

By monitoring social media, investigators around the world have discovered hundreds of thousands of want-to-be terrorists. Does that mean atrocities can be prevented? Last week, two men were arrested with plans to board planes just because they wanted to join ISIS. How was it legal to intervene before they'd done anything wrong? Should the civil rights of suspects be suspended for the human rights of potential victims? Counter-terrorism officials call that the latest challenge with half the war now being fought on the battlefield of the media.

Andrew Grossman, Wall Street Journal (@A_Grossman)
Patrick Skinner, Soufan Group (@SkinnerPm)
Stephen Vladeck, University of Texas at Austin (@steve_vladeck)
Karima Bennoune, University of California, Davis

Grossman on social media emboldening Islamists, challenging law enforcement
Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project

Ringling Brothers Will Stop Using Elephants 9 MIN, 34 SEC

Ringling Brothers made a historic announcement today that will end 100 years of circus tradition. There will be no more elephants under its big tops after 2018.

Three years ago, an investigative report in Mother Jones magazine documented the abuse of elephants by Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. It led to the largest civil penalty against an exhibitor in the history of the Animal Welfare Act. The circus promised to clean up its act but today it told the Associated Press there's been a "mood shift" among its customers. Elephants will be phased out. Deborah Nelson is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who spent a year on that story for Mother Jones.

Deborah Nelson, University of Maryland (@Newshawks)

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