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Digital Counterinsurgency: How to Marginalize the Islamic State Online

Topics: Terrorism,

This Foreign Affairs piece discusses the effort to combat the online presence of the Islamic State, specifically through a diversified approach, involving an understanding of the Islamic State's hierarchy and organizational structure, as well marginalizing their online presence. The essay details how the Islamic State's online presence is distributed from commanders down to sympathizers, and the discusses the importance of counternarratives and strategic banning of online users in mitigating their online presence and influence.

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