Meet The British Politician Who Thinks ISIS Advanced Across Syria "On WhatsApp"


He admitted in an interview with BuzzFeed News that he sometimes struggles to understand technology.

This is 81-year-old Tom King, aka Lord King of Bridgwater. He's a peer in the House of Lords, which means he discusses – and can influence – bills before they become law.

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And here he is in 1989, when he was the secretary of state for defence.

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He added: "I don't know about them [WhatsApp and Snapchat]. What is absolutely clear is that the terrorists and jihadists do."

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