Thursday 25 December 2014

ISIS sells violent apps

Damien McElroy

Published 18/06/2014 | 02:30

A militant stands in front of a burning Iraqi Army Humvee in Tikrit, Iraq. AP
A militant stands in front of a burning Iraqi Army Humvee in Tikrit, Iraq. AP
Personnel from the Kurdish security forces detain a man suspected of being a militant belonging to the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the outskirts of Kirkuk. Reuters
A member of the Kurdish security forces walks past wreckage of vehicle belonging to Iraqi security forces in the outskirts of Kirkuk. Reuters
Personnel from the Kurdish security forces detain a man suspected of being a militant belonging to the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the outskirts of Kirkuk. Reuters
Iraqi Shiite women shout slogans support Iraqi army in Najaf, south of Baghdad. Iraq's Shi'ite rulers defied Western calls on Tuesday to reach out to Sunnis to defuse the uprising in the north of the country, declaring a boycott of Iraq's main Sunni political bloc and accusing Sunni power Saudi Arabia of promoting 'genocide'. Reuters
Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, take part in a military-style training in Baghdad. Reuters
Iraqis who have fled fighting between security forces and al-Qaida inspired militants in their hometown of Tal Afar carry their belongings at Germawa camp for displaced Iraqis, in a hot dusty plain in the largely-autonomous Kurdish area of Dahuk. AP
Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr march during a military-style training in the holy city of Najaf. Reuters
Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, take part in a military-style training in Baghdad. Reuters
Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, take part in a military-style training in Baghdad. Reuters
Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr march during a military-style training in the holy city of Najaf. Reuters

Isis has used a range of social media tools to spread graphic pictures of slaughter and territorial gains, facing few if any curbs from the world's biggest technological companies.

The terror group, which uses a number of Twitter accounts, has designed and put up for sale apps that allow it to post propaganda direct to users.

One of Isis's products, 'The Dawn of Glad Tidings', abbreviated to Dawn, was sold through the online Google Play store. It has been used to circulate more than 40,000 tweets in recent days.

One message was a cartoon of fighters carried in a convoy of trucks past a sign reading "Baghdad" which was tagged: "#ISIS we are coming Baghdad."

Telegraph.co.uk

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