Teenager Behind Pro-ISIS Twitter Account Gets 11 Years

A Virginia teenager behind a powerful pro-extremist Twitter account who helped a friend travel to Syria to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday. Prosecutors framed the sentencing against 17-year-old Ali Shukri Amin as a demonstration of the federal government’s efforts to aggressively confront efforts by ISIS to spread its reach and recruit new members on social media, which officials say can fuel domestic extremism in the U.S.