Article: Why ISIS Is Winning the Social Media War

This is an interesting article that breaks down ISIS’ use of social media to create participatory culture. It is a long article, but regardless it is an interesting and relevant example of some of the topics we discussed last week, as well as the methods ISIS has used to generate such a large social media following, so quickly.

https://www.wired.com/2016/03/isis-winning-social-media-war-heres-beat/#slide-5

An extremist movement’s success often depends on its ability to master the latest means of communication.
—Victoria Tang (Quoted in the article)

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One thought on “Article: Why ISIS Is Winning the Social Media War

  1. Great article – another example of a very toxic participatory culture online. Certainly all of Jenkins’ characteristics of a participatory culture apply to the “virtual Caliphate”!

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