The State Department’s Twitter Jihad

In Politico Magazine, Jacob Silverman reports on the U.S. State Department’s efforts to fight terrorists’ dominance of social media. Under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the office began engaging in “twenty-first-century statecraft,” taking to Twitter and other social sites to try and undermine the hold that organizations like ISIL have on young minds. This could be a brilliant way of engaging, Silverman writes. “But State’s messages usually arrive with all the grace of someone’s dad showing up at a college party”—that is to say, the State Department is losing the Twitter war.

Read at Politico Magazine

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