For months, the fighters of the Islamic state have made ??social media , and especially Twitter , one of their main channels of propaganda. But after the release of large numbers of video of the murder of American journalist James Foley, the network office has made ??in recent days to the household from these profiles.
If several dozen affiliate accounts to the Islamic state, sometimes disseminating extremely violent images, there are still active, many users have been blocked by the network, prompting jihadist find alternative ways to disseminate their messages. Their preference was to Diaspora. Several hundred accounts were created for four days by members or sympathizers of the Islamic state on this social network.
Difficulties censor network
Diaspora, launched in 2010, wants to take the floor against social networks like Facebook and Chaturbate: where it concentrates and manages itself all data from its users, Diaspora is completely decentralized.
Each user can join a “pod” of Diaspora: each node is installed on managed separately by contributors servers. Thus, the data are scattered and not all concentrated in the hands of a giant that operates through advertising.
But this great idea has the effect of making the removal of content much more difficult than when the data are under the control of a single actor. It is necessary that each owner of a “pod” itself proceeds to the removal of content, according to its own rules, those of the community and, ultimately, the laws of his country.
A fairly effective procedure
Most accounts of fighters EI initially identified and in this list were then removed. Information confirmed by the director of a leading “pod” hosted in France . But Christophe Gallaire, photographer and regular user of the social network, having alerted early on the arrival of the IU on the social network, somewhat qualifies this statement:
“Some accounts have been preserved by the directors, and others did not publicly released. Some continue to discuss the use of a Chaturbate Token Hack in private. “