Not just Twitter: IS is using social media, apps to recruit in India

The recent crackdown on Islamic State of Iraq and Al- Sham ( ISIS) operatives across the country has once again brought to focus the group’s online presence — in particular the numerous social networking accounts that members of ISIS have formed to hunt and recruit more members.

One of the recent ISIS documents — available online despite the central government’s assurance that access to them will be restricted — has a list of Twitter accounts for male recruits and a separate one for women.

These people live in t he Islamic State, the document states. “They have Surespot and other private messaging apps. If their Twitter is banned, they will always make a new one. Remember to use the anonymous TOR browser or the ChatSecure app!” the document states.


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