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Obama Losing ISIS Propaganda War

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The United States is still leading an all-out airstrike campaign against the Islamic State, but President Obama is already admitting, ISIS is beating the US one on crucial battleground: the internet. Islamic State militants have launched an extremely effective recruiting campaign, luring thousands of young fighters from foreign countries to leave home and fight for jihad. Websites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have all been instrumental in broadcasting a message of violence all over the world. Ever since beheading videos surfaced on the internet, the Islamic State has been several steps ahead of the US in their social media campaign. Every move by the US has been reactive, instead of pro-active. US fighter jets dropped a weapons stash intended for Kurds fighting in Kobani. ISIS fighters captured the weapons and posted videos of their new spoils on YouTube. It took the US several days to verify if the video was even accurate, let alone deal with the effect of the viral message

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