Social media is considered to be one of the key organisational strengths of Isis
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 02:20

The Guardian mentions Charles Lister's recent report, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute thinktank, which found social media to be one of the key organisational strengths of Isis. It used outlets such as Twitter “to spread and legitimise Islamic State’s ideology, activities, and objectives, and to recruit and acquire international support”.

Twitter closed dozens of accounts linked to Isis jihadists earlier this year. They had been used to boast of victories in Syria and Iraq and threaten US forces and post grisly images of executed hostages.