Winning the Battle, Losing the Message: Inside America’s Utter Failure to Counter ISIS Propaganda

The impetus to found the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC), the State Department division charged with countering jihadist propaganda, had come in 2010 from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was keen from the outset of her tenure to come to grips with power of the Internet.

She was especially determined to do something to counter the growing online presence of al-Qaeda and other jihadist groups. But it was not until September 2011 that President Barack Obama signed White House Executive Order 13584, and CSCC was officially established.

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  • David Murrell

    Part of the reason the West is losing the propaganda war against ISIS is because the left-establishment refuses to denounce — and only indifferently reports — ISIS war crimes. And as for ISIS-led terrorist attacks in the West, our establishment media falls over backwards to hide the ISIS origins. Only the small-scale conservative media reports on ISIS depredations.

  • El Martyachi ✓ᴴᵉˡᶦᶜᵒᵖᵗᵉʳᶦˢᵗ

    Good article, but coulda used more trannies. 3.5/5

  • Hard Little Machine

    ISIS has much better marketing than we do.

  • Bless his heart

    Islam is trying to kill all not Islam.

    Islamoreality is denied by the left.