How ISIS Recruits Through Social Media

The power and influence of social media has become increasingly apparent. The Internet population has now grown to the billions, connecting people from all around the world. Political movements are using social media to coordinate their efforts, which is why so many authoritarian governments limit access to it. These networking sites have become an important tool for democracy; for example, Twitter and Facebook played a central role in the Arab Spring.  However, they can also be used as a tool to spread extremism – most notably by the terrorist group…