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    Social Media Companies Move to Limit Terrorist Propaganda
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    Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are quietly stepping up their efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants by removing accounts that are suspected of being linked to terrorists, Reuters reported. 

    On Friday, Facebook said it took down a profile that the company believed belonged to San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik, who with her husband is accused of killing 14 people in a mass shooting that the FBI is investigating as an "act of terrorism."

    But even as many Internet companies become increasingly vigilant, they also worry that the public may see them as government tools and that technologically savvy militants will learn more about how to beat their systems. They also worry that they will face the same requests from countries across the world.