“The Islamic State group’s Twitter traffic has plunged”

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”.

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One Response to ““The Islamic State group’s Twitter traffic has plunged””

  1. ISIS, stronger as it gets weaker? | Order and Tradition Says:

    […] that argues that ISIS is getting stronger even as it loses territory, “The Islamic State’s international appeal has become untethered from its military performance on the ground. Sunday’s terror attack at a […]

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