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 July 23, 2016, two suicide bombers targeted members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic minority who were demonstrating in Kabul. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed at least 97 people and injured 260 others. 

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