Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Blue and white lights – the colours of the Israeli flag – and half-crescent moon decorations adorned the Qalandia checkpoint near Ramallah last week, in recognition of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Located between the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem, the checkpoint is used[…]
Facebook has uncovered an extensive Israeli-run political influence campaign that has been ‘changing reality according to clients’ wishes’ targeting elections in African, Latin America and Asian nations for years. The social media platform has shut down 65 Facebook accounts, 161 pages, 23 groups, 12 events, and four Instagram accounts run[…]
Facebook on Thursday offered additional insight into its efforts to rem a response to political pressure in Europe against militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting. Facebook has ramped up its use of artificial intelligence such as image-matching and language-understanding to identify and remove content quickly, Monika[…]
By Yaseen Kippie “Whether Marwan Barghouti sneaking snacks in during his hunger strike is trivial to such a degree that the fact that it’s on American newspapers tells you something about the power of Israeli public relations to control the narrative,” – Robert Jensen It is easily noticed that the[…]
OPINION by Jasmin Opperman The Islamic State’s propaganda machine is incredibly effective. Unlike al-Qaeda, which has always emphasised religious purity through sermons and articles, the Islamic State (IS) is all about redemption and acceptance. It doesn’t matter what “sins” you have had in your past (drug addiction, prostitution, or even[…]
South Korea unleashed a high-decibel propaganda barrage across its border with North Korea on Friday in retaliation for its nuclear test, while the United States called on China to end “business as usual” with its ally. The broadcasts, in rolling bursts from walls of loudspeakers at 11 locations along the[…]
French journalist Nicolas Henin, once an ISIL captive, says the armed rebel group wanted “nothing more than to provoke an escalation” by carrying out a series of deadly attacks in Paris last Friday that killed at least 129 people. In an interview with Al Jazeera on Tuesday, the reporter –[…]
South Korea has stopped broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda on the border, in a deal with North Korea, allowing the two countries to pull back from the brink of a potential military conflict. The move was part of a deal announced earlier on Tuesday following marathon talks. The broadcasts included news from[…]
While Friday’s national unified khutbah against the Islamic State group has been hailed as “significant”, one terrorism expert has warned that the Muslim community in South Africa will need to do much more to be able to counter the ISIS propaganda campaign. “Although such initiatives are welcomed, if one looks[…]
France is looking at the sophisticated propaganda, indoctrination and other methods used to recruit terrorists, including social media and video games, as part of its wide-ranging campaign to eradicate “the devastating force of terrorism,” the country’s justice minister said Tuesday. Christiane Taubira told an open meeting of the U.N. Security[…]
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