January 4, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

Molly Hennessy-Fiske wrote about the battle for Mosul in the age of social media:

  • Soldiers battling to take control of Mosul, in Iraq, from ISIS, have been documenting their victories with selfies showing military hardware or trampled ISIS flags in the background.
  • The soldiers point out that it’s an easy way to reassure family back home.
  • But it’s not just family watching. Humans Right Watch has combed through the photos and found evidence of extrajudicial killings among other abuses.
  • And ISIS may analyze the photos to glean any military intelligence.
  • ISIS could also end up using it for anti-government propaganda.

Read the full article on the Los Angeles Times.