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14th April 2015 - Sinclair Broadcast Group

FOX 11

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses ISIS threats and social media use.

22nd February 2015 - Quoted by James Warren - New York Daily News

Our Failure to Communicate: ISIS’ Message Resonates Online; America’s Does Not

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Imagine a shiny SUV that tended to explode. Or erectile dysfunction pills that gave your toes gangrene.

9th February 2015 - Quoted by Christian Today

ISIS Cracks Down on Unauthorised Tweets

Thomas Joscelyn

Middle Eastern terrorist organisation the Islamic State (IS) is apparently concerned about the large number of Twitter accounts purporting to represent the caliphate.

2nd February 2015 - Quoted by Catherine Herridge - Fox News

ISIS Leader Warns Unauthorized Tweets Don’t Speak for Caliphate

Thomas Joscelyn

Top Islamic State leaders may be trying to cut through the confusion and chatter coming out of their so-called caliphate, cracking down on social media accounts that claim to speak for the terrorist organization, Fox News has learned.

15th January 2015 - WUSA9


Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer explains how social media played a role in both the radicalization and arrest of the man plotting to attack the Capitol.

8th January 2015 - The Spectator

The Truth About ISIS… They’re Better at Twitter Than War

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

At this point in the war between the jihadist group known as the Islamic State and a US-led international coalition, many observers are wondering how Isis keeps winning.

19th December 2014 - Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

A 24-Year-Old Executive Created An Alarming New Model For Online Jihadists

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Until a week ago, the most influential English-speaking Jihadist on social media was Shami Witness, a Twitter account with 17,000 followers — a group that included scores of western analysts and journalists along with an estimated 2/3rds of all Islamist foreign fighters active on the...


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