The Media in the Service of ISIS Propaganda War

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Daleen Jehad Al Ibrahim
Yibin Shi


The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a unique media phenomenon that benefited greatly from the tremendous technological developments in the world in recent years, the thing which called for Western and other countries to take many measures to reduce the risk of its widespread fame. This study discusses how ISIS uses the media to spread their propaganda, especially the exploitation of modern communication technology. It also examines an essential aspect of the way the mainstream media deal with ISIS media, showing how we could respond to the narrative of ISIS in the era of new media technology. The study concludes that ISIS relies on all media outlets from the mainstream media to social media platforms (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) to propagate their barbarous ideas. However, the mainstream media and social networks have taken norms against terrorist and extremist groups, besides defining rules of employment that prohibit the use of their services to promote terrorist activities.



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