[ltr]Washington is continuing its efforts to isolate the organization Daash on the Internet and networking sites[/ltr][ltr]
WASHINGTON - Iraq Press - May 16 / May: theUS administration has stepped up the efforts torepel the giants of online propaganda organization Daash on the Web sites of communication, but still difficult to assess the results.
It uses the organization since its beginnings Internet to recruit fighters for the "successor state" in Iraq and Syria , or to encourage individuals around theworld to carry out attacks.
The US administration has mobilized support formajor companies to connect sites like Twitter or Facebook, which doubled the closure of theaccounts used by jihadists.
He said the former director of Time magazine and Deputy Foreign Minister of the American public affairs Richard Stengel at the conference "Twitter announced that it closed the nearly 200,000 account. But in fact it closed amuch larger number. "
He Stengel at the conference entitled "Breaking the image of the organization Daash" The site "YouTube wiped out millions ofvideo recordings. Facebook site devoted hundreds of employees to work around the clock to remove the substance abuser. "
Stengel was considered that these efforts effective, he said , " has become the opposition to organize messages Daash five times more than those supporting him , " referring to the low volume of propaganda in favor of the militant group on the Internet by 40%. However , the experts are divided on this matter.
No longer the administration and especially anti - foreign propaganda in the center, is seeking to issue messages carry theimprint of the US government, but want to "uphold the moderate voices credible (...) within civil society , " according to a large Obama 's national security adviser , Lisa Monaco.
The resort Central Command of US forces in the Middle East (CENTCOM) to military Special Forces services and contractors from outside the corps to implement " a coherent program of moves online , " according to the Pentagon.
The Pentagon spokesman Maj . Adrian Rankine Galloway told the French press , " the goal is to guide the correct information to the local audience to thwart the lies and tricks Daash organization."
"There is no doubt that the supporters of the organization Daash on Twitter and other facing great pressure and their work ismuch less than last year or even earlier this year , " according to one senior authors of a report on the jihadist organization activity on Twitter. He added that supporters of the organization , "fewer and fewer followers Ngredathm."
Jihadists affairs expert at the Brookings Research Center Will Makants also pointed out that the pressures of the major networking paid off so "about the organization 's supporters Daash turned their attention to smaller platforms, like theapplication of Talegram, to spread their propaganda."
But some experts seem far less optimistic like Rita Katz , director of the American company "website" , which has become areference in monitoring jihadist Web sites. It expresses its ongoing anger over who assert tracers slowing activity jihadists online.
She said that " the organization of Daash online publications increased to at least doubled since last year , " the memorandum firing "Constantinople" leaflets in Turkish and "upstream" in Russian or weekly "spring" news. " " The find these publications on Twitter and Facebook and Talegram and Tampelr, etc. very easy."
It is therefore the Katz attempts to see if recruitment and mutual chatter "moved to Talegram wasted effort." Fberoaha that recruitment activities undertaken by the jihadists and conversations "did not decline at all , " asserting that "these people are still present on the internet and are still recruiting."
Also expressed his director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) , James Comey cautious about recruitment and propaganda capabilities owned by jihadists in the United States. " The decline in the number of those seeking to leave , " theUnited States to join the jihadists in the Middle East.
But " the ability of the organization Daash to motivate and inspire the enthusiasm troubled souls still exist in the United States ," Conceived, noting that "we have more than a thousand new cases try the assessment of the " individual site on the path ofmilitancy than just "consuming" content available online to "move on to act ". Q ended