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Al Qaida affiliate in Africa using Twitter to attract potential recruits

Al Qaida affiliate in Africa using Twitter to attract potential recruits

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com The Somalian-based Al Qaida affiliate Al Shabaab is recruiting followers through its Twitter page, U.S. sources said. Those who follow the terrorist group’s Twitter account, @HSMPress, are located in Africa, mainly nearby Kenya, followed by South Africa, Somalia and Uganda. Others are from Europe and North America. The feed has […]

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N. Korea tapping external social networks for outward-bound propaganda offensive against South

N. Korea tapping external social networks for outward-bound propaganda offensive against South

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com North Korea, which has never tolerated any unauthorized spread of information, has been tapping such popular social networking services as Facebook and Twitter to wage a new type of propaganda offensive. The secretive country’s main government-run Web site recently added icons for Internet users to post contents on popular social networks […]

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Shi'ites using Facebook and Twitter to organize 'Day of Rage' in Bahrain

Shi'ites using Facebook and Twitter to organize 'Day of Rage' in Bahrain

WorldTribune.cjm ABU DHABI — Bahrain has begun confronting what could be massive unrest the likes of which has swept through Egypt and Tunisia. Security sources said Bahrain has placed authorities on alert for anti-government riots throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom. They said the Shi’ite-led opposition was using social media Web sites such as Facebook […]