Expose Daesh accounts, social media users urged

Expose Daesh accounts,  social media users urged

Abu Dhabi - 'Fight against extremism a social responsibility


Published: Sun 7 Feb 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 8 Feb 2016, 7:38 AM

 A joint UAE-US initiative fighting extremist ideology online has urged the social media users to expose Daesh accounts if they come across any.
The Sawab Centre emphasises that the fight against extremism is no longer an individual responsibility, but rather a collective one.
The centre urged social media users to help prevent the spread of Daesh propaganda by not retweeting or reposting Daesh messages, given that sharing any such content inadvertently promotes the organisation and its message.
The centre has previously initiated successive campaigns to reveal methods employed by the extremist organisation to spread its ideologies and promote its criminal activities online. The centre has involved social media activists and the public in this process by explaining how to identify such accounts by tracing the hashtags, keywords, methodology, and tactics used by Daesh supporters.
The centre also seeks to inform communities about the dangers of joining extremist groups and the crucial importance of the global community's support in drying up the resources of the organisations and curbing their spread.
The centre welcomed the recent announcement from Twitter that it has suspended 125,000 accounts affiliated with terrorist organisation.
The Sawab Centre underscores the need for global social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and others, to continue their efforts to suspend accounts that support extremist ideologies.
Since commencing its activities on July 8, 2015, the number of hits and views of the centre's campaigns has surpassed 679 million to date. 

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