Thu. Nov 21st, 2019

TikTok removes two dozen ISIS propaganda accounts

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/21/20925416/tiktok-islamic-state-terrorist-propaganda-recruitment-account-videos

TikTok removes two dozen ISIS propaganda accounts
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Islamic State propagandists are reportedly trying to exploit social media app TikTok as a recruiting tool. The Wall Street Journal says social media monitoring agency Storyful recently identified around two dozen ISIS-related accounts, all of which have since been removed. The accounts posted videos aimed at recruiting followers and bolstering support for the terrorist group — featuring Islamic State anthems and footage of corpses and ISIS fighters.

It’s not clear how big a presence ISIS has on TikTok. Terrorist propaganda is a perennial issue for social media platforms. Companies like Facebook and Google share a database of known terrorist imagery that can be automatically removed when it’s detected online. They’ve also faced (and won)…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/21/20925416/tiktok-islamic-state-terrorist-propaganda-recruitment-account-videos

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