News Sen. Chuck Schumer proposes $25,000 reward for social media tips on terrorism Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a reward for scoial media tips about possible terror attacks. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mark Wilson By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox April 10, 2016 5:20 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Sen. Charles Schumer pushed new legislation on Sunday that would offer at least $25,000 for social media tips that help law enforcement prevent a terrorist attack in the U.S. Schumer said the way the law is currently written doesn’t specifically qualify social media tips, including those from Facebook or Twitter, for cash rewards. “It’s fair to say that social media has become ISIS’s weapon of choice to recruit and plan and attempt to succeed at terror attacks in the United States,” Schumer said. “It’s a small price to pay for increasing our vigilance against terrorists.” He said the secretary of state has the authority to authorize rewards that lead to the arrest or conviction of anyone who plans or commits a terrorist act. Under the current program, he added, awarding a reward for a social media tip is discretionary, and there is no mimum reward amount. The legislation Schumer was pushing on Sunday would stipulate a reward range from $25,000 to $25 million. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.