‘You Guys Are Watching the Same Stuff, Would You Like to Be Friends?’: Former Senior FBI Official Blames Facebook for Fueling Islamic Extremism

A former senior FBI official on Monday blamed Facebook for aiding and abetting Islamic extremism.

On MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, Frank Figliuzzi, an NBC News national security contributor and former FBI assistant director, warned of “Al Qaeda people coming together because they simply got caught in an algorithm on Facebook where they were watching the same beheading videos and violent sermons and the Facebook algorithm said, ‘Hey, you guys are watching the same stuff, would you like to be friends?’”

Figliuzzi said that by doing this the
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