Where Are Pro-Islamic State Tweets Coming From? Read the Top 10 and Prepare to Be Shocked by No. 4

Where Are Pro-Islamic State Tweets Coming From? Read the Top 10 and Prepare to Be Shocked by No. 4

A study by the Brookings Institute was looking to “create a snapshot” of where ISIS supporters on Twitter are located.  What the study claims is that the fourth largest group sending pro-ISIS tweets are coming from the United States.

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As detailed in the above chart, Saudi Arabia leads all other countries with 866 pro-Islamic State Twitter users. Syria and Iraq, two countries the Islamic State considers to be at the center of its new caliphate, are second and third in terms of total numbers.

While the U.S. has the fourth highest number of pro-Islamic State accounts, the Brookings study adds a caveat, speculating, “We are reasonably certain some ISIS supporters deceptively listed locations in the United States in order to create the appearance of a homeland threat.”

Also worth noting, the only other English-speaking country among the top ten list of Islamic State-supporting Twitter accounts is the United Kingdom at number ten.

The US was also one of two countries not located in the Middle East, the other being the United Kingdom.  Also interesting, 69% of the group use Android phones as opposed to 30% using Apple.

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