When the ISIS social media channel was shut down, how did they respond? By launching their own app.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State’s new app offers updates from ISIS’s Amaq News Service and supposedly streams the latest news from the terrorist network. It will also feature videos of beheadings, ISIS leaders giving speeches in multiple languages, and black clad fighters brandishing machine guns.
It was discovered by the hacktivist group Ghost Security Group (GSG) who describes themselves as a “counter-terrorism network that combats extremism on the digital front lines of today using the internet and social media as a weapon.”
— SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) August 3, 2015
According to GSG, links to the app are traded by terrorists on Telegram, a popular messaging service and available to potential Jihadists on Android phones, but will not be found in the official Google Play store.
The Hacktivist group “Anonymous” also chimed in, calling for an international “Trolling day” and referred to ISIS as “Daeshbags.”
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