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ISIS group uses #JustinBeiber for propaganda on Twitter

Bieber has almost 74 million Twitter followers, which seems to be the easiest way to reach the mass world-wide


Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber

A purported Islamic State group Twitter account is trying to use the hashtag #JustinBieber to get more eyeballs, especially of the teenagers, on its propaganda video.

With links to the video, titled 'Message to Islamic West,' #JustinBeiber was used along with the hashtags of ISIS and ISIL, by which Islamic State is also known, reports

This 21-year-old heartthrob has almost 74 million Twitter followers, which seems to be the easiest way to reach the mass world-wide.

The video came after a warning from Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this week on improvement of online campaign against Islamic State.

The 15-minute video, which was professionally produced, includes filming of the execution of four men, who are shot in the back of the head at close range as they kneel on the ground with their hands bound.

Footage of various attacks are also shown, as are appeals for new recruits.

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First Published: Sat, January 23 2016. 09:57 IST