We shall fight on Facebook, we shall fight on Twitter; we shall never surrender

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The British army are tooling up against ISIS with computers and a social media account.

Rather than sending hundreds of troops around the world, the newest brigade is aimed at the social media war being waged by Islamic State and other terror organisations and their fight to radicalise young people.

The brigade is designed to ‘meet the challenges of modern conflict and warfare’ by winning the hearts and minds of those in battle by both monitoring and engaging with digital and social media channels.

Others will try to gather as much intelligence about what the enemy are doing, including their up to date movements, which may mean they are deployed in the field. Some will be responsible for putting out false information in a variety of ways to create diversions and throw the enemy off track. This includes a ‘psychological’ element – undermining the enemy’s morale by covertly leaking messages to them and disseminating details of British successes.

It comes after Islamic State jihadists gathered support from young Muslims around the world by posting propaganda on social media sites such as Twitter.

A defence source said: ‘We are being challenged in this complex world. It is warfare short of what we would describe as war. We are thinking about fighting in a cleverer, smarter way.

‘It is a different way of thinking and it is a different way of fighting.’

I reckon I can think of a whole bunch of New Zealand Twitter people who would be highly qualified to stuff those ISIS people around.  Just imagine Giovanni Tiso calling for a boycott of all ISIS funders!

 

– Mail Online


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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