Indonesia’s Muslim Cyber Warriors Take on IS

A trending concept in the fight against global Jihad is counter-extremism messaging. IS sends about 200,000 tweets and other messages into the US on a daily basis. They have a sophisticated online presence and show no sign of diminishing their ideological attacks. Through the lens of their messengers, violent Jihad answers many questions for the disenfranchised.

But others are taking to the net with a different message. Though seriously out funded by IS, a band of Muslim Cyber Warriors in Indonesia is fighting for the hearts and minds of their countrymen, online. Their strategy will be replicated by others. The goal, help flood the Internet with messages of moderate Islam and hope, rather than violence and apocalyptic visions.

This article, and many others I’ve read, point to the overlap of cyber space and global conflict.

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