isis

The first of a two-part series by Madison Jones on the soft power of ISIL.

Nasser al-Qasabi versus ISIS

Joseph Braude discusses how international broadcasting can be used for social change, such as in Nasser al-Qasabi's hit TV show "Selfie".

November 2, 2017

USC professor and prolific author on his new book, As Terrorism Evolves.

Ali Fisher uses data to dispute the claim that ISIS is on the decline.

An embattled anti-propaganda unit intended to combat Russian and Islamic State militant group (ISIS) misinformation is losing key staff even after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson began to fund the program at the urging of Congress. Nash Borges, chief technology officer at the anti-propaganda Global Engagement Center’s (GEC), left the unit last Friday according to Defense One, which obtained a copy of his final email to staff.

A senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan apologized Wednesday for propaganda leaflets that superimposed a key Islamic text on the image of a dog. The leaflets distributed by U.S. forces in Parwan province, north of Kabul, on Tuesday depicted a lion, representing the U.S.-led coalition, chasing a dog with a section of the Taliban’s banner, containing a passage from the Koran in Arabic, superimposed on its side.

YouTube says it will redirect people searching for "violent extremist propaganda" and offer them videos that denounce terrorism. People searching for certain terms relating to the so-called Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos "debunking its mythology".

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