How To Successfully Ruin Al-Qaeda’s Day On Twitter

J.M. Berger, an analyst and consultant on al-Qaeda and extremist groups as well as author of the book Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, successfully launched an effort to troll jihadists who were using a hashtag to solicit media tips on Twitter.

According to terrorism and extremism expert J.M. Berger, al-Qaeda was using this hashtag to solicit ideas for media ops.

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The hashtag translates to “suggestions for the development of jihadi media,” Berger said.

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After soliciting help, the jihadist hashtag was overtaken with people sending tweets mocking the hashtag’s original purpose.

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Some on the hashtag were not so happy it was being trolled.

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Berger later thanked everyone for helping out.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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