Day: January 31, 2017

US military botches online fight against Islamic State

On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists’ propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to sway the targets from joining ISIS ranks. At least that’s how the multimillion-dollar initiative is …
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