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Sat Jul 9, 2016, 04:18 AM

 

AP Exclusive: Islamic State's Twitter traffic plunges

Source: Associated Press

By BRADLEY KLAPPER
Jul. 9, 2016 2:57 AM EDT



WASHINGTON (AP) The Islamic State group's Twitter traffic has plunged 45 percent in the past two years, the Obama administration says, as the U.S. and its allies have countered messages of jihadi glorification with a flood of online images and statements about suffering and enslavement at the hands of the extremist organization.

Among the images: A teddy bear with Arabic writing and messages saying IS "slaughters childhood," ''kills innocence," ''lashes purity" or "humiliates children." A male hand covering a female's mouth, saying IS "deprives woman her voice." A woman in a black niqab (veil), bloody tears coming from a bruised eye, and the caption: "Women under ISIS. Enslaved. Battered. Beaten. Humiliated. Flogged."

U.S. officials cite the drop in Twitter traffic as a sign of progress toward eliminating propaganda they blame for inspiring attacks around the world.

When the U.S. formed an international coalition in September 2014 to fight IS, the administration outlined multiple goals: military action and cutting off foreign fighters and finances, confronting the group's extremist ideology and stemming the militants' growing popularity in the Arab world and beyond.


Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/21c9eb68e6294bdfa0a099a0632b8056/ap-exclusive-islamic-states-twitter-traffic-plunges



Darn!

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Night Watchman Jul 2016 OP
JonathanRackham Jul 2016 #1
AngryAmish Jul 2016 #2
Night Watchman Jul 2016 #3
romanic Jul 2016 #4
PSPS Jul 2016 #7
Helen Borg Jul 2016 #5
Chemisse Jul 2016 #6

Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 04:23 AM

1. Probably didn't pay their Time-Warner bill.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 05:34 AM

2. Twitter should not allow Daesh to use their system

 

Then again, that presupposes Twitter has our best interests in mind.

Twitter is not your friend.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 05:36 AM

3. You Got THAT Right!

 

And neither is Facebook.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 06:21 AM

4. That's what I'm saying.

I am shocked that IS even HAS an active twitter account. smh

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 10:48 AM

7. No kidding! And what's with Youtube's snuff channels?

There was a time when corporations behaved as responsible citizens.

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 07:27 AM

5. Oh wow.

Too bad that the terrorist attacks are up instead...

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Response to Night Watchman (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 08:26 AM

6. Good strategy.

Imagine how Trump would handle this - probably get into a Twitter war with ISIS, complete with racist comments, which would boost enrollment.

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