ISISTwitter

Hijacks hashtags

26 Aug, 2014

isis-napaquake-hashtagISIS hijacks popular hashtags in order to promote its messages as part of a sophisticated social media campaign, experts say. In one example of the tactic, a Twitter account related to the militant group, also known as Islamic State, appears to co-opts the #napaquake and #AskRicky hashtags, among others, to spread an image of a masked fighter holding an assault rifle while the White House burns in the background. Accompanying caption:

IF AMERICAN ENTERED THE WAR WE WILL INVADE IT’S [sic] TERRITORY.

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