Of the 18 pieces of content that the CEP reported to Facebook for violating their Community Standards, six (33%) were removed three days later.
The contents that remained online include footage from IS propaganda videos, IS propaganda photosets, and advertising and links to IS content on other websites.
New IS video found on multiple websites
The IS released a new video on October 5 from the group’s self-proclaimed province in Iraq. Titled “So Wait, We Are Waiting With You,” the video was approximately 50 minutes long and contained footage from 2020 and 2021.
The video included extensive combat footage that showed attacks on Iraqi Federal Police installations and roadside bombings. The video also showed multiple assassinations and executions of a political candidate, security forces members, alleged intelligence services members, men accused of being spies, and alleged members of both pro-government and sectarian militias.
It also included voiceovers from former IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and showed the burning of crops, the destruction of agricultural equipment, and the wreckage of a crashed Iraqi military drone.The video was posted on Telegram, Hoop, and Element. Links to the video were spread on Element and Telegram. On October 5, the video was posted to at least 18 websites.
Approximately 24 hours later, the video was still available on eight websites: the Internet Archive, Bcove.Video, Yandex.Com, the IPFS distributed web platform, File.Fm, Transfer.Sh, Tune.Pk, and Vudeo.Net.
Additional links were posted to at least 13 websites on October 6. Twenty four hours later, the video was still available on nine of those websites: Transfer.Sh, the Internet Archive, Yandex.Com, File.Fm, Fromsmash.Com, Gofile.Io, Tune.Pk, Wetransfer.com, and Mediafire.
The CEP additionally located the video on a pro-IS private file hosting site on Nextcloud. The Internet Archive removed the video after CEP reported it.