Friday, July 10, 2015

Situation Report, July 9


The U.S. will be working with the United Arab Emirates in order to counter Islamic State’s much talked about messaging prowess online through a new outlet in the UAE. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel traveled to the UAE for the opening of the Sawab Center, a new headquarters that aims to push back against Islamic State recruitment propaganda on social media platforms like YouTube and Twitter. It’s still unclear 
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how the Sawab Center’s counter messaging against jihadis will differ from other, similar social media engagement projects launched by the State Department, including the ‘Think Again, Turn Away’ social media accounts.

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