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Osama bin Laden used grainy videos and scratchy audiotape to address the world from inside a mountain cave.  The Islamic State has mastered social media to disseminate shocking propaganda, attracting instant attention worldwide.  The video of James Foley’s execution is just one example.  We hear what might be next. Also,The New York Times reported on a possible coup in Afghanistan.  The reporter, Matthew Rosenberg, was thrown out of the country yesterday—as a “spy.”  And, More than 100 Russian trucks crossed into Ukraine today—part of the “humanitarian convoy” that’s been waiting at the border for several days.  Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office  called it “a flagrant violation of international law.”

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Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb
Katie Cooper
Gideon Brower

Russian Convoy Crosses into Ukraine, Violating Agreement 5 MIN

More than 100 Russian trucks crossed into Ukraine today—part of the “humanitarian convoy” that’s been waiting at the border for several days.  Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office  called it “a flagrant violation of international law.”  We hear from Rear Admiral John Kirby, spokesman for the Pentagon.

Guests:
James Marson, Wall Street Journal (@marson_jr)

ISIS and the Rise of Social Media Terrorism 5 MIN

The video of reporter James Foley’s beheading is the latest evidence that the ultra-extreme Islamic State has mastered social media. High-quality propaganda, well designed for intended audiences, went viral—matching the most sophisticated campaigns of multinational corporations. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube will be hard-pressed to block such messages in the future—however grotesque they might be. We look at the impact of this technological expertise, how it serves the Islamic State and how it might be combatted. 

Guests:
Matt Bradley, Wall Street Journal (@MattMcBradley)
Dave Lee, Technology reporter for BBC News (@davelee)
Aki Peritz, Former CIA counterterrorism analyst (@akiperitz)
Jillian York, Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Freedom Foundation, that’s a nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. (@jilliancyork)

Afghanistan Expels NYT Correspondent Matt Rosenberg 5 MIN

Matthew Rosenberg, expelled yesterday from Afghanistan as a “spy” accused of trying to “create panic and disruption.” His article began: “A coterie of powerful Afghan government ministers and officials with strong ties to the security forces are threatening to seize power if an election impasse that has paralyzed the country is not resolved soon.”  President Karzai’s office calls the work “meant to create panic and disruption in peoples’ minds, and provide the basis for other spying purposes.”  Matt Rosenberg joined us from Dubai.

Guests:
Matthew Rosenberg, New York Times (@mrosenbergNYT)

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