- Moira Whelan: It was my job at the State Department to understand America's role in the global social media landscape.
- Extremists everywhere are learning a lot about what they can do in their own countries from this election, writes Whelan.
Moira Whelan is a partner at BlueDot Strategies in Washington, DC. She previously served in senior strategic communications positions at the Department of State, US Agency for International Development and the Department of Homeland Security. She is supporting Hillary Clinton for the presidency. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)It's easy to make fun of Donald Trump's lack of sophistication on "the cyber." In the first debate, instead of offering a smart approach on the likely hack of DNC emails by Russia, he turned his attention first to a hacker on a bed who weighs 400 pounds, then to ISIS and then to his own 10-year-old son.