Schumer: Create $25,000 Reward for Social Media Tips About Terror

Sen. Charles Schumer plans to introduce legislation establishing a $25,000 reward for information generated through social media that helps thwart a terror attack.

The New York Democrat said at a news conference Sunday that the legislation will be introduced later this month.

The public should "say something if they see something, especially on their newsfeed," he said.

Current law does not specifically cover tips generated through social media, Schumer said.

The proposed bill would require the Department of State to pay rewards of no less than $25,000 for information that leads to an arrest or conviction in a terror case.

The Department of State declined to comment.

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