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Posts tagged with ‘Islamic State’

  • Jun052023

    Fursan al-Tarjuma Carries the Torch of Islamic State’s Media Jihad

    Introduction In 2014,  Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the establishment of the caliphate and himself as caliph.…

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  • May222023

    The State of Play: Islamic State Khorasan Province’s Anti-India Propaganda Efforts

    Introduction The Islamic State in Khorasan province (ISKP), operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has emerged as Islamic State’s (IS) most…

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  • Apr212023

    Wilayat Facebook and Instagram: An Exploration of Pro-IS Activities on Mainstream Platforms 

    Introduction Previous research has greatly contributed to establishing and building our understanding of IS spaces on Telegram, Twitter, Facebook, and…

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  • Apr192023

    The Return of the Virtual ‘Caliphate’? Mapping the Evolution of the Islamic State’s Information Ecosystem

    Introduction The Islamic State’s (IS) shock and awe campaign launched at the turn of 2014 proved to be one of…

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  • Apr042023

    Terrorist Bots: How Islamic State has Automated Management of its Online Community on Telegram

    Abdullah Alrhmoun, Charlie Winter and János Kertész Introduction It’s well known that terrorists have been using the internet to plan…

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  • Mar062023

    Soliciting Online Bayʿat: Pro-Islamic State Responses to Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi’s Death

    On 30 November 2022, the official Islamic State spokesman, Abu Omar al-Muhajir, confirmed the death of Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi…

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  • Mar032023

    The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan’s Enduring Influence on IS-Khurasan

    The Islamic State’s Khurasan Province (ISKP) has drastically expanded its propaganda apparatus in recent months, releasing a steady flow of…

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  • Mar012023

    Rebranding the East Asia Knights: A Reflection of Dawlah Islamiyah’s Effort to Learn

    What is the East Asia Wilayah? On 8 January 2023, the main Southeast Asian Islamic State media channel, the East…

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  • Nov182022

    Islamic State Supporters on Twitter: How is ‘New’ Twitter Handling an Old Problem? 

    The ‘Impersonation’ Insurgency  Elon Musk has launched a war on “impersonation.” While most of those in his sights are parodying…

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  • Oct312022

    Extremists are Seeping Back into the Mainstream: Algorithmic Detection and Evasion Tactics on Social Media Platforms

    As ISIS established its caliphate in 2014, its supporters flooded mainstream social media platforms to share propaganda, plan attacks, and…

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