recruitment

Internet

How Cults Use YouTube for Recruitment

You can now unknowingly be recruited into a cult without leaving your home.
Mack Lamoureux
8.11.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Jihadist Leaders Think Trump's Win Will Be Great for Recruitment

Top ISIS and Taliban commanders are celebrating Trump's win, saying his anti-Muslim rhetoric will serve as a powerful recruitment tool for terrorist groups.
Lauren Messman
11.14.16
News

How the Moms of Extremists Are Uniting Against ISIS

A mother who lost her son in Syria tells us how she's trying to keep other families from suffering the same fate.
Amelia Abraham
11.14.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The War Against ISIS Is Succeeding, at Least on Twitter

The militant group is losing some of its pull on Twitter, thanks to anti-ISIS propaganda and thousands of account suspensions.
Janaya Greene
7.11.16
Munchies

Why You Should Get on Twitter If You Want to Be a Chef

A new report from British communications agency William Murray has found that 57 percent of chefs are using social media to recruit for their restaurants.
Daisy Meager
6.9.16
Europe

An Unprecedented Number of Young People in France Want to Become Cops

The number of applicants to become police officers in France has risen by 42 percent since the terror attacks in Paris in 2015 — but unemployment plays a part, too.
Pierre-Louis Caron
3.14.16
Stuff

How Spreading the Word of God Made Me Lose My Own Faith

If you think starting college is hard, try doing it as a 17-year-old virgin going through a breakup, spending your freshmen orientation week trying to get strangers to come to Jesus.
Mat Drogemuller
2.25.16
Stuff

Tracking the Online Life of a Female ISIS Recruiter from the UK

Umm Muthanna al-Britannia has documented her defection to the "Islamic State" on social media. From ISIS controlled territory in Syria, she recently tweeted, "I came here to die. I will not leave till I get what I came here for..."
Simon Cottee
1.15.16
Pizza

A New York Pizza Shop Owner Was Arrested for Recruiting for ISIS

Mufid Elfgeeh, a 31-year-old Rochester, New York resident who owns a pizza place there, just pleaded guilty to charges of providing "material support or resources" to a foreign terrorist organization.
Alex Swerdloff
12.20.15
FRANCE

Young French People Are Flocking to Enlist in the Wake of Paris Attacks

President Hollande has said France is at war, and the number of people hoping to join the armed forces has tripled in the past week.
VICE News
11.19.15
uk

GCHQ Is Targeting London’s Tech Hipsters With Graffiti Recruitment Ads

"GCH-WHO?"
Victoria Turk
11.11.15
RACISM

The KKK Is Still Desperately Trying to Bribe New Recruits Using Candy

Where are the golden days of yore when candy was only used for poisoning hapless trick-or-treaters and abducting wide-eyed toddlers?
Alex Swerdloff
9.15.15
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