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Friday, March 6, 2015

Study: Nearly 50,000 Twitter Accounts Pro-ISIS

Study: Nearly 50,000 Twitter Accounts Pro-ISIS

Proponents of Islamic Countries (ISIS) using at least 46,000 accounts on Twitter, according to a report by the Brookings Institution institute based in Washington.

Analysis by Brookings found that most of the supporters of the militant group was in territory controlled by ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

The report says that the accounts used from September to December 2014, although not all active at the same time. 500 to 2,000 of them are "users hyperactive" or account that, according to this report, put a lot of tweets in a short time.

"Companies of social media and the US government must work together to develop appropriate responses to extremism in social media," according to the report consists of 68 pages of this.

Brookings stated that the closure of the accounts of supporting ISIS proved effective in limiting the scope of ISIS activity in social media. "Although the discussion of this issue often view government intervention as a restriction of freedom of speech, in fact, social networks already regulate freedom of speech in the media they are unattended or without notice how these restrictions are imposed."

ISIS using social media including to install video and images of beheadings against the hostages, or killing other way. A pilot of Jordan recently shown in a video being burned alive by the militant group. (VOA)

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