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Islamic State's soft weapon of choice: social media
Islamic State's soft weapon of choice: social media

Wedged between tweets last week about Britain's economy, kilts and "The Simpsons'" Groundskeeper Willie was a Twitter message in Arabic that included the hashtags "#Scotland" and "#ScotlandDecides." But a link within the tweet's 140 characters wasn't referring to Scotland's independence referendum. It instead led to a hostage video on YouTube, since removed, of British journalist John Cantlie reading a scripted message from his captors, the Islamic State. This sort of bait and switch is one of many Digital Age tactics the militant group has deployed in its otherwise bloody campaign to create an Islamic caliphate across the Mideast....

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