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UK debuts its 'UK Against ISIL' social media account

UK launches the 'UK Against ISIL' Twitter account.

Published Mon, Aug 31 2015 8:30 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:04 PM CST

The UK government wants to be a bit more proactive in discussing its strategy to counter the spread of the Islamic State, and is using the @UKAgainstISIL Twitter account to help share that message.

UK debuts its 'UK Against ISIL' social media account | TweakTown.com

The Foreign Office officially launched the account last Thursday, and will share "updates on the UK government's ongoing work to defeat Isil." The group is sharing updates regarding airstrikes, condemn the Islamic State's activities, and share information on how to defend against the group.

"The government is very well aware of the fact that it doesn't have the ability to say things that will resonate with extremist Islamists," said Charlie Winter, senior researcher at the Quilliam Foundation, in a statement published by The Guardian.

Trying to fight the Islamic State on social media is difficult, and while this UK effort won't stop the terror group's tactics, could help build faith in the current coalition operating in Iraq and Syria.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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