Islamic State web accounts to be blocked by new police team

A Europe-wide police team is being formed to track and block social media accounts linked to Islamic State (IS).A recent US study found there were at least 46,000 accounts on Twitter linked to the militant group, many of which help to recruit new IS members. see:Europol web unit to hunt extremists behind Isis social media propaganda
A new Europe-wide police unit is being set up to scour the internet for the ring leaders behind Islamic State’s social media propaganda campaign, which it has used to recruit foreign fighters and jihadi brides.The police team will seek to track down the key figures behind the estimated 100,000 tweets a day pumped out from 45,000 to 50,000 accounts linked to the Islamist terror group, which controls parts of Iraq and Syria.

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