“Twitter Campaign Against ISIS Allows Other Jihadi Groups to Grow Online” -Newsweek

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” Other jihadist groups have been able to “send six times as numerous tweets, and follow, or ‘friend’ four times as several accounts and critically gain 13 times as many followers as pro-IS accounts.” Only one percent of “other jihadist” accounts faced disruption at the end of five days of the account opening, while 25 percent of pro-ISIS accounts were “immediately suspended.” The time that an account shall be able to remain open is important as it increases the account’s reach and allows the messages to be spread to a wider audience. Researchers from VOX-Pol, an academic network that includes professionals from Dublin City University, and the University of Sussex, said the platform was becoming less effective, for ISIS “due to the rapid takedown rate of pro-IS accounts from the site” and “substantial and aggressive disruption,” using an additional acronym for ISIS. We also terminate accounts run by terrorist organizations, or those that repeatedly violate our policies.” Subscribe Twitter’s campaign against ISIS is allowing other jihadi groups to outpace the group in its online presence.

In one example, Twitter removed virtually two-thirds of the Twitter accounts posting pro-ISIS content within 17 hours, the report, entitled ‘Disrupting Daesh, Measuring the Takedown of Online Terrorist Material, and Its Impacts,’ said. Dado Ruvic/ REUTERS ISIS militants, and sympathizers have used social media, for years to spread their message, and, also reach out to potential supporters to coerce them into joining the group. Twitter is making in-roads in the battle to prevent the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), and its supporters using the platform as a mouthpiece but its single-minded focus on the jihadist group is allowing competing radical Islamists to surpass the group and maintain a strong online presence, according to a new report….Read The Full Article Here

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