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TECH 04 Feb 2016 | 8:30 AM

Iraq seeks to take Islamic State offline

Iraq is trying to persuade satellite firms to halt Internet services in areas under Islamic State's rule, seeking to deal a major blow to the group's potent propaganda machine which relies heavily on social media to inspire its followers to wage jihad.

TECH 19 Nov 2015 | 3:39 PM

Islamic State makes Telegram messaging app a major marketing tool

The mobile messaging service Telegram, created by the exiled founder of Russia’s most popular social network site, has emerged as an important new promotional and recruitment platform for Islamic State.

TECH 15 Jan 2016 | 5:38 AM

Twitter sued by US widow for giving voice to Islamic State

Twitter Inc is being sued by the widow of an American killed in Jordan who accuses the social media company of giving a voice to Islamic State, adding to the pressure to crack down on online propaganda linked to terrorism.

TECH 19 Nov 2015 | 5:53 PM

As Telegram messaging app blocks Islamic State sites, new ones pop up

Mobile messaging service Telegram is racing to shut down broadcast channels used by Islamic State to promote its causes and recruit members, but the group is creating new channels apparently just as quickly.

TECH 18 Nov 2015 | 12:19 PM

Activist hackers battle Islamic State in cyberspace

Islamic State sympathisers using social media to spread propaganda and recruit fighters are now drawing an increasing amount of return fire from activists who have been knocking some sites offline and infiltrating others.

TECH 14 Oct 2014 | 5:04 PM

Iceland shuts down 'Islamic State' website

Iceland has closed down a website believed to be used by the jihadist organisation Islamic State and which showed the murder of hostages, the authority responsible for the country's Internet domain name ".is" said Monday.

TECH 11 Aug 2016 | 7:34 AM

US judge dismisses lawsuit against Twitter over Islamic State rhetoric

Twitter Inc won a bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the widow of an American killed in Jordan which accused the social media company of giving voice to Islamic State, a federal judge ruled.

TECH 08 Mar 2016 | 7:00 AM

Twitter praised for cracking down on use by Islamic State

Officials with the nonprofit Simon Wiesenthal Centre praised Twitter Inc for increasing efforts to thwart Islamic State's use of its platform for recruitment and propaganda.

TECH 12 Jun 2015 | 1:58 PM

Hackathons take on Islamic State in cyberspace battle

In a small room close by the Sydney Opera House, 60 people representing a vast range of communities and industries are working feverishly to come up with ways to combat the Islamic State group’s online propaganda machine.

TECH 04 May 2017 | 1:36 AM

Islamic State militants developing own social media platform

Islamic State militants are developing their own social media platform to avoid security crackdowns on their communications and propaganda.