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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:24 PM

ISIS controls as many as 90,000 Twitter accounts

ISIS controls as many as 90,000 Twitter accounts which it uses to spread sick propaganda and radicalise Westerners, terror experts reveal

*Militants use social media to 'impact on how the world perceives ISIS'
*They spread propaganda online and use social networks for recruitment
*Tens of thousands of Twitter accounts are currently controlled by ISIS
*As soon as one account is deleted, the terrorists set another one up
*Information was revealed in a new report by US-based Brookings Institute


Excerpt:

Web-savvy militants fighting for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq could control as many as 90,000 Twitter accounts worldwide, allowing them to spread their sickening propaganda with ease.

The terror group is able to 'exert an outsized impact on how the world perceives it' because of its shrewd use of social media and sheer number of online followers, terror experts have concluded.

Recommendations in the report by the Washington-based Brookings Institute report include governments and social media companies working together to find new ways to tackle the problem of pro-ISIS accounts spreading horrific murder videos and images and jihadist rhetoric.

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'While we can sympathise with the challenges and dilemmas such a response would entail, it is clear that social media companies do feel an obligation to respond to some social standards and illegal uses of their services.


Link (Daily Mail UK): **Warning** Photo in link may be upsetting

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2982673/ISIS-controls-90-000-Twitter-accounts-uses-spread-sick-propaganda-radicalise-Westerners-terror-experts-reveal.html



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Response to CJCRANE (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 07:55 PM

1. ISIS is fake.

 

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 05:56 PM

3. saudis? mossad? cia?

Who is behind the curtain in your opinion?

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 12:38 PM

5. How is Isis fake?

That statement just does not make sense.

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Response to CJCRANE (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2015, 07:46 AM

2. Who cares

If you ignore them they shout into a cavernous darkness and have no power at all.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 12:37 PM

4. The problem is people are not ignoring them

Especially young people who are easily persuaded.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 02:36 PM

6. Nonsense. If one in thirty million fell for that crap I'd be surprised.

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