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Chicago Man Accused of Helping Preserve Islamic State Propaganda on Social Media

A Chicago man has been accused of using a computer script to make Islamic State propaganda more conveniently accessed and disseminated, federal authorities said Tuesday.

Thomas Osadzinski, a 20-year-old college student, has been charged in a criminal complaint with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Osadzinski appeared briefly in court Tuesday and is being held in custody until a detention hearing Friday.

The complaint alleges Osadzinski, a Park Ridge native, designed a process that uses a computer script that automatically copies and preserves Islamic State propaganda posted on social media platforms.

Read more at the Chicago Sun-Times

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