- Associated Press - Monday, January 16, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York college will receive federal funding to continue a social media campaign to counter terrorist propaganda.

Members of the state’s congressional delegation say the Rochester Institute of Technology will receive $149,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue work on a project that was honored last year called “It’s Time: ExOut Extremism.”

The campaign won first place in June in a challenge hosted by the federal government that sought ways to counter terrorist propaganda online. Among plans for the new funding is creation of a new mobile app targeted at online radicalization.

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