ISIS Recruiters, Propagandists, and Inciters to Violence Operating on Twitter

The weaponization of social media platforms by extremist groups to radicalize, recruit new members, and plan violent attacks against innocent people around the world is a cancer that continues to grow unabated. Pro-ISIS Twitter accounts have amplified and repeated ISIS’s messages of hate and terror. The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) has profiled 48 of the most prolific ISIS recruiters, propagandists, and inciters to violence operating on Twitter. While extremists misuse many platforms, CEP’s has focused on Twitter because it is the ‘gateway drug’ where vulnerable individuals, usually young people, are relentlessly exposed to propaganda and radical content.

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On August 13, 2017, suspected al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) gunmen opened fire on a Turkish restaurant and hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 19 people were killed and 22 others were wounded.    

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