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Pictures on Instagram can spread further than words

The Instagram headquarters in Menlo Park, California. An anti-Islamic image on Instagram has proved hard to kill, an indication of the challenge of monitoring social media for propaganda.

San Francisco

THE enduring popularity of a provocative post on Instagram, created by a company with connections to the Kremlin, demonstrates why fighting propaganda on social media will be an uphill battle.

The photograph in the post, of a smiling woman wearing a black hijab, seems...

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