Circulating ISIS WhatsApp Group Invitation Links, Really?

Suara.com – A chain message has circulated via WhatsApp informing the existence of a WhatsApp group called “To Firdaus We Ascend” or “To Heaven We Go” belonging to ISIS.

Recipients of the message are asked not to join the group because they will not be able to leave the group once they have joined.

Here’s the narration circulating:

“Permission to Inform. There is already a WA group with the name (“To Firdaus we ascend/to Heaven We Go”), if you are invited/invited, don’t join, this WA belongs to ISIS/Daesh.

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If You Join Then You Can’t Leave The Group. To Be Cautious, Spread It To Your Family & Friends.”

So is this claim true?

Based on search Turnbackhoax.id — Media network Suara.com, The chain message has been circulating since 2017.

Quoting from detiknews, Head of BNPT Komjen Boy Rafli Amar said that the public needs to be careful of propaganda nuanced content because terrorist networks often use social media to spread propaganda.

“So because of the information circulating in cyberspace, of course not all information is useful and good for the community. So we need to be wary of invitations to join a social media group conversation, because today the propaganda of terrorist network actors relies on social media in disseminating their content,” tutur Boy.

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Fact Check: ISIS WhatsApp Group Invitation Link Circulating, Really? (Turnbackhoax.id)

In addition, WhatsApp also has a feature for users if they want to leave a group or delete a WhatsApp group at any time if the user is the admin of the group.

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