The US State Department has launched a digital campaign against Al Qaida in which they are replacing the terror organization’s anti-American propaganda ads on Yemeni tribal sites with anti-terror propaganda of their own, according to an Associated Press report.
The report indicates that the State Department has been actively replacing banner ads that boast of dead Americans in flag-draped coffins with similar ads that depict Yemeni civilian coffins.
“Our team plastered the same sites with altered versions of the ads that showed the toll al-Qaida attacks have taken on the Yemeni people,” Secretary Hillary Clinton is quoted as having said by the AP.
Clinton said that the operation was carried out by the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, a State Department-led group of interagency specialists including diplomats and intelligence analysts among others. The group’s job is to monitor the Internet and stymie Al Qaida’s recruiting process.
You can read the AP report here.