An estimated 278 potential jihadi-linked accounts uploaded 1,348 Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) videos on YouTube between March and June this year, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) revealed in a study published shortly after the research period.
CEP made the discoveries about ISIS videos on YouTube as it produced a research paper to better understand how the organization uses the video-sharing platform to its advantage.
ISIS, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and their affiliates have long been known to use online tools like social media — YouTube, Twitter, Facebook — to disseminate propaganda, conduct recruiting operations, spread Islamic hardliner messages, among other nefarious activities.
The vast majority (83 percent) of terrorists who committed or were charged with ISIS-linked crimes in the United States between March 2014 and August 2016 were exposed to ISIS propaganda videos, CEP noted. Read more at BREITBART.