ISIS’s Twitter Traffic Plunges As US, Its Allies Counter Messages Glorifying Terror World | Associated Press


ISIS's Twitter Traffic Plunges As US, Its Allies Counter Messages Glorifying Terror

Officials cite the drop in Twitter traffic as a sign of progress toward eliminating propaganda.

Washington: 

Highlights

  1. ISIS’ twitter traffic falls 45% in the last two years
  2. Plunge in traffic as US, allies countered its propaganda online
  3. Obama administration mainly focused on Twitter, most heavily used by ISIS

The ISIS’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 ISIS “slaughters childhood,” ”kills innocence,” ”lashes purity” or “humiliates children.” A male hand covering a female’s mouth, saying ISIS “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 (for more, click on the link: http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/isiss-twitter-traffic-plunges-as-us-its-allies-counter-messages-glorifying-terror-1429595?pfrom=home-topstories)

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