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The Power Of The Swarm: Where Next For Counter-Messaging?
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The Power Of The Swarm: Where Next For Counter-Messaging?

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In the wake of the June 12 IS-inspired attack in Orlando, FL, many questions have been raised about what is being done to fight IS – not only on the ground in Iraq and Syria, but also on the Internet, where a war of ideas and influence is taking place.

This is not just a matter of deciding what content to take down – if content should be taken down at all – but also crafting compelling counter-messages and narratives that can stand up to and disrupt slick, and at times convincing, IS propaganda.

The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence analyses the situation. 

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