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1 677 media content and social media accounts in 6 languages containing terrorist and violent extremist propaganda have been processed for the purpose of referral. The content was hosted by 35 social media and online service providers. 

Europol reports on the action. 

The terrorist group Daesh has launched an extremely sophisticated information campaign targeting a wide range of audiences. In this study, the NATO-accredited Centre of Excellence for Strategic Communications in Latvia analyses the methods and messages which Daesh uses and the evolution of its information campaign.

Daesh's use of imagery is a key component of its radicalisation drive. It appeals to young people's insecurity, anger and desire for inclusion and justice to convince them that joining Daesh is the right thing to do. 

In this study, the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism analyses the different themes evoked in ISIS' posters.