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Trump Calls for 'Closing That Internet Up'

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    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said one way to stop ISIS from communicating online is to close the Internet.

    "We're losing a lot of people because of the Internet," Trump said Monday at a campaign rally in South Carolina.

    "We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what's happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some way."

    ISIS has used the Internet to recruit new members online from around the world. No other presidential candidate or intelligence officials has suggested such an approach. 

    "Somebody will say, 'Oh, freedom of speech, freedom of speech,'" Trump said at the event. "These are foolish people."