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ISIS supporters set up a social network to show they 'don't live in caves'

It didn’t last very long.

ISIS SUPPORTERS SET up their own social networking site, but had to pull it down soon after it was discovered.

Isis supporters are known for using social networks like Twitter and Facebook to communicate about the group, but this activity is being cracked down on by the sites.

In the face of that, Khelafabook was set up. A screengrab saved by the Independent showed that the blue, black and white-themed site looked similar to Facebook.

A study released earlier this month by the Brookings Institution found that at least 46,000 Twitter accounts were linked to Islamic State in 2014. 

The Khelafabook site now bears a message saying that it hast been temporarily shut down “in order to protect the info and details of it’s [sic] members and their safety”.

It claims to be an independent site and not sponsored by the Islamic State:

we reiterate that the purpose of launching the site was to clarify to the whole world that we do not only carry guns and live in caves as they imagine
we do not live to kill and spell [sic] blood as the media portrays us.

The message ends “thanks for the media unwilling services… die in your anguish”.

Ireland’s Rape Crisis Centre had its website hacked by a group purporting to be connected to Islamic State over the weekend.

Read: Rape Crisis Centre website hacked by ‘Islamic State’>

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