Screenshot of an AQIS-affiliated Twitter handle
Idara As-Sahab Barr-e-Sagheer (As-Sahab Institution for the Subcontinent) – a media group belonging to Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), has launched a new series of reports on its activities, which includes the new Twitter hashtag. In the first week of March, AQIS-affiliated Twitter accounts began using the new hashtag, which refers to the Al-Hadeed News Report – AQIS’s new initiative on social and electronic media.
On March 3, a Twitter handle tweeted in Urdu: “Some technique should be developed so that the organization’s [AQIS’s] broadcasts and statements can reach the people on time because after some time has elapsed, their usefulness decreases.” On the same day, posted another tweet, which read: “One of the reasons for the popularity of the falsehood sects and groups is that they spread media content on the internet on time and continuously.”
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