Arab governments slow to combat Islamic State group's sophisticated social media campaign

September 21, 2014 3:50 PM

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Arab governments slow to combat Islamic State group's sophisticated social media campaign

FILE - This undated file photo posted on a militant website Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Islamic State group policemen standing guard in front of a police station in Nineveh province, Iraq. As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab governments to stem its appeal. The U.S. State Department launched a “Think Again Turn Away” campaign on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, with Arabic and English videos similar in style to those of al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. (AP Photo via militant website, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Saturday, June 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, who now call themselves the Islamic State, leading awa...

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