YORK – Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, plans to deny Hamas “virtual territory” should she win the election in November, a senior campaign official told The Jerusalem Post this weekend.

Last week, the Hamas leadership immediately praised the shooting rampage at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv on social media...

Clinton campaign officials said that the candidate’s strategy to deny terrorist organizations the ability to recruit online “would apply to all terrorist propaganda, including that of Hamas.”

Speaking at a forum in Washington in December, Clinton said that the US must "stop jihadists from radicalizing new recruits in-person and through social media, chat rooms, and what’s called the 'Dark Web.' To do that, we need stronger relationships between Washington, Silicon Valley, and all of our great tech companies and entrepreneurs."

...Twitter has repeatedly stated that its policy is to deny these organizations any space to operate. “We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism and the Twitter Rules make it clear that this type of behavior, or any violent threat, is not permitted on our service,” the company says on its website.

But making note of Haniyeh’s massive Twitter following, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-Illinois) urged the company to step up its game.

“I acknowledge and applaud Twitter’s active effort to identify and suspend social media accounts linked to Hamas and other terrorist groups....

Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Florida) called Hamas’ use of social media to celebrate the Tel Aviv attack “disgusting.”

“Unfortunately, we have seen terrorist groups use social media to spread hateful propaganda, to recruit members, and to incite violence with alarming effectiveness,” Deutch said.

“Social media companies must work closely with the US government to ensure their platforms are not being used by terrorist organizations to do harm to our country.” ...