Schumer bill would give rewards for online tips that stop attacks

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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the Obama administration to offer a reward for online information that helps foil a terrorist attack.
Schumer, expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader, has introduced legislation that would establish a minimum $25,000 reward for any "social media tip" that stops an attack.
“There is no doubt about it, ISIS [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syra] actively uses social media as one of their main weapons,” Schumer said in a statement. "We need the public’s eyes to alert authorities if they see someone they know writing things they know spell trouble."
Schumer wants the secretary of State to offer the reward as part of the Rewards for Justice program, which he says doesn't currently specify that social media information is eligible for a reward.


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