A Brief History of Daesh Media Propaganda

Daesh media propaganda has been, to quote FBI Director James Comey, "unusually slick", seeing operation in over 20 languages, seizing on digital engagement lessons from commercial and government lessons, and remaining persistent with their output. Realms of engagement – especially when it comes to targeting Western audiences – seem to know no bounds, from multiple e-magazines and photo reports to infographics and memes. The Jihad has even gone mobile, with the establishment of an IS Android app (Amaq News), a Twitter bot (Dawn of Glad Tidings) and its own invite-only social media network (Khelafabook).

Read more about the group's sophisticated information campaigns and view the timeline for the most notable events by clicking on the image below.