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Number of Islamic State social media accounts doubles last year

September 22, 2015, 15:53 UTC+3 SOCHI

The biggest leap was in 2014, from 4,378 to 11,902 accounts

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SOCHI, September 22. /TASS/. The number of social media accounts of the Islamic State terrorist group more than doubled last year, the head of the Media Against Terrorism and Extremism non-commercial partnership said on Tuesday.

"The biggest leap was in 2014, from 4,378 to 11,902 accounts," Alexander Shumilin told the Terrorism and Online Media conference in Sochi.

In 2008, radical Islamists had only two social media accounts but their online activities had soared since then, he said.

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