Battling ISIS on social media

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Battling ISIS on social media

With startling sophistication, the Islamic State or ISIS is recruiting young kids around the world through social media. After using Twitter and Facebook, which have tried to control the spread of its message, ISIS launched its own social media network on Sunday, March 8. ISIS uses state-of-the-art, glossy videos, including videos shot from drones. A recent study said there are at least 46,000 Twitter accounts used by ISIS and about 200,000 social media content created daily by 2,000 accounts. During a White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism in February, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the terrorist threat has no precedent. “It is new, and the terrorism that we confront today is very diffused and is everywhere, and recruit people who are born and grew up among us.” 

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