(Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama announced a new counterterrorism task force Friday to thwart extremists and their use of social media in the aftermath of recent attacks.

"The horrific attacks in Paris and San Bernardino this winter underscored the need for the United States and our partners in the international community and the private sector to deny violent extremists like ISIL fertile recruitment ground," the White House said in a statement. ISIL refers to the Islamic State terrorist group, which has been linked to both attacks.

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