ShamiWitness: How Bellingcat and neocons collaborated with ISIS’ most influential propagandist on Twitter

Top Syria regime-change hustlers and media “experts,” from Bellingcat to pro-war journalists, helped transform the @ShamiWitness account from a foreign Salafi-jihadist recruiter into a credible “ISIS expert.” By Mark Ames Who remembers Shami Witness? At the peak of ISIS’s power, @ShamiWitness stood out as the genocidal militia’s “most influential Twitter account,” according to a Channel 4 exposé and a Kings College report. The @ShamiWitness account was followed by some two-thirds of foreign jihadis. But it went further than propagandizing Islamic State’s massacres … Continue reading ShamiWitness: How Bellingcat and neocons collaborated with ISIS’ most influential propagandist on Twitter