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Twitter becomes terrorists' new propaganda machine

Internet makes it easier for insurgents to make themselves look like winners


By Jim Michaels
USA TODAY

The U.S. military is ramping up efforts to counter the Taliban's growing presence on social media sites by aggressively responding to falsehoods and reporting violations of the sites' guidelines on violent threats, experts say.

Twitter accounts or websites associated with militant groups typically take responsibility for attacks whether or not they had anything to do with them.

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