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ISIS Media Output Drops as Military Pressure Rises, Report Says  | The New York Times

ISIS Media Output Drops as Military Pressure Rises, Report Says | The New York Times

The vaunted propaganda operations of the Islamic State, which helped lure more than 30,000 foreign fighters to Syria and Iraq, have dropped off drastically as the extremist group has come under military pressure, according to a study by terrorism researchers at West Point.

In addition, the researchers found, there has been a striking shift away from publications and social media portraying a functioning state with competent bureaucrats, thriving businesses and happy citizens. The Islamic State, also called ISIS and ISIL, claims that it is building a new caliphate — or unified Muslim land — a claim that has become increasingly threadbare.

Source: ISIS Media Output Drops as Military Pressure Rises, Report Says – The New York Times