US government seeks ideas from Hollywood on countering ISIS
The U.S. government has turned to an unlikely industry in order to brainstorm ways to combat the Islamic State.
On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry met with top Hollywood executives from major media companies including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, and DreamWorks Animation.
He even tweeted a photo of the group with the caption, "Great convo w studio execs in LA. Good to hear their perspectives & ideas of how to counter #Daesh narrative."
While few specifics are known about the 90-minute discussion, a State Department spokesperson has said that Kerry's goal was to hear ideas on how to more effectively counter the extremist group's propaganda.
Richard Stengel, a Kerry aide who attended the meeting is quoted as saying, "This is not just a military battle.... It's a battle of ideas between competing narratives."
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