(Bloomberg) -- FBI Director James Comey told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that law enforcement can’t access encrypted platforms that are being used by Islamic State to recruit lone-wolf terrorists.

“This is not your grandfather’s al-Qaeda,” Comey told lawmakers during a Senate hearing. He said Islamic State is reaching out to 21,000 English-speaking followers on Twitter and other social-media networks and then directing them to encrypted messaging applications that his agency can’t access.

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