ONLINE WAR: US Using Facebook And Twitter Against ISIS

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US fighting an online war with the ISIS, using Facebook and Twitter.

US using Facebook and Twitter against ISIS
US using Facebook and Twitter against ISIS

The U.S. State Department has a hard-hitting Twitter account that posts messages seeking to discourage people from joining such terrorists groups as the Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaida.

A post — dated Tuesday, for instance — showed a composite of four dead ISIS fighters killed with text saying that the air strikes in Syria that killed them were “a major step to getting the job done.” Another tweet on the account — “Think Again Turn Away” — was later deleted.

The campaign also includes a Facebook account and YouTube postings. ISIS members have beheaded three Westerners in recent weeks, posting their executions on the Internet.