ISIS Shows Reach With Sophisticated Social Media Campaign
The Islamist militant group even has an Android app that allows supporters to stay up to date on the group's activities.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | June 17, 2014
While ISIS wages its ugly and violent campaign in Iraq, a separate — but equally brutal — campaign is playing out on social media.
The Islamist militant group released gruesome photos and videos over the weekend it said offered proof it mercilessly slaughtered 1,700 Iraqi troops — evidence, analysts say, of the group's sophisticated social media campaign. (Via JustPaste.it / Twitter / @w_salahadden)
SETH JONES, RAND CORPORATION: "This is an effort to demonstrate how dangerous these organizations are, at least in their own view, but it's a way to get the message out about who they are, what their goals are." (Via CNN)