Report says ISIS using mainstream media

2017-02-14 22:31
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London - A report based on a translated Islamic State group document says the extremists consider mainstream media to be an effective weapon for spreading its message

The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence in London said on Monday that ISIS has a multi-pronged media strategy to gain support that includes launching media "projectiles".

The report by senior researcher Charlie Winter is based on a 55-page document published by Islamic State last year. It finds effective use of mainstream media, "if leveraged correctly", can have more "far-reaching" power than the most powerful bombs.

The report says the militants' strategy depends on offering a positive, coherent narrative about its self-proclaimed caliphate and is based on the belief that propaganda production and dissemination is at times more important than military battles.

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