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Social Media: The new propaganda war tool – BBC News

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The Arab Spring woke the world up to the power of social media like Twitter and Facebook to effect huge political change. But now in the latest conflicts throughout the Middle East, the internet has become an instrument of terror as well. ISIS has released horrific footage of atrocities it’s committed, to frighten and demoralise its enemies – so that they flee before a bullet has been even fired. Lyse Doucet reports on the new propaganda war. And a warning, her film contains disturbing images.

*THIS VIDEO CONTAINS SOME DISTURBING IMAGES****

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