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YouTube to redirect searches for Isil videos to footage debunking their ideology


Ben Farmer, defence correspondent  21 JULY 2017 • 10:40PM YouTube says it will crack down on online Islamist extremism by redirecting anyone who searches for terrorist videos to instead show them films countering the propaganda. Anyone searching for terms relating to the Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos “debunking its mythology”, the company… Continue reading YouTube to redirect searches for Isil videos to footage debunking their ideology

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‘Lion of Mosul’ Heroic Iraqi soldier infiltrates ISIS before gunning down SIX jihadis


I first saw a reference to this in an obscure listing on Facebook, so I clicked on it. I thought perhaps it was fun propaganda, and at worst, a sensational headline.  It turns out that the truth is more fascinating than fiction. An Iraqi Special Forces soldier volunteered for the ultimate dangerous mission, infiltrated ISIS,… Continue reading ‘Lion of Mosul’ Heroic Iraqi soldier infiltrates ISIS before gunning down SIX jihadis

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Cracks Appear In ISIS Online Caliphate


ISIS has not only lost the Iraqi city of Mosul, it’s also losing the cyberspace jihad. Andrew McIntosh HuffPost Quebec Cyber jihad efforts of the self-described Islamic State are weakening in quantity, quality and effectiveness as “cracks” appear in the terrorist group’s online propaganda machine, a new report argues. Since 2016, proactive antiterrorist measures by technology… Continue reading Cracks Appear In ISIS Online Caliphate

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The “keys to the cyber caliphate”: The daring U.S. raid to seize the ISIS personnel database


SUNDAY, JUL 2, 2017 01:00 PM EDT How U.S. counterterrorism intelligence got their hands on the data that changed the fight against ISIS MALCOLM NANCE AND CHRISTOPHER SAMPSON Excerpted with permission from “Hacking ISIS” by Malcolm Nance and Christopher Sampson. Copyright 2017, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound. When he woke for dawn prayers… Continue reading The “keys to the cyber caliphate”: The daring U.S. raid to seize the ISIS personnel database

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IS propaganda team killed in Iraq airstrike


Coalition official says slain jihadists were part of efforts to recruit foreign fighters and encourage terror attacks in West BY AFP March 31, 2017, 4:05 am The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said Thursday that it had killed a propaganda chief and associates in an airstrike in the western Iraqi town of Al-Qaim.… Continue reading IS propaganda team killed in Iraq airstrike

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StratCom COE: Daesh Recruitment – How the Group Attracts Supporters


Daesh Recruitment. How the Group Attracts Supporters. This report provides information about Daesh’s ‘recruitment support strategy’, following on the previous research publication, ‘Daesh Information Campaign and its Influence’ from the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence. The main focus of this publication is on understanding what is important from the perspective of Daesh recruitment teams—… Continue reading StratCom COE: Daesh Recruitment – How the Group Attracts Supporters

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U.S. Revamps Line of Attack in Social-Media Fight Against Islamic State


After online efforts fizzle, government turns to encouraging others to join battle to counteract the terrorist group’s propaganda By NICOLE HONG Aug. 28, 2016 4:20 p.m. ET Recent initiatives by technology companies to push back against Islamic State’s social-media messaging highlight a sobering fact: The U.S. government’s battle on that front has mostly sputtered. In… Continue reading U.S. Revamps Line of Attack in Social-Media Fight Against Islamic State