Over the past few days, supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on the ISIS-operated Rocket.Chat server have shared links to new channels disseminating the group's official materials on other communication platforms.
On May 21, an ISIS supporter posted a link to a channel sharing media releases from ISIS's official news agency Nasher News on the encrypted app "Gem4me," with instructions on how to download the app.
According to its website, Gem4me is a project "created by the Gem4me Group of Companies, which consists of about ten companies registered in the European Union and Switzerland." The company's CEO is Valery Ostrikov, a Russian national based in Dubai. As of September 2022, the "Gem4me" app had reportedly been installed over 31 million times.
The same user also shared a link to a Discord server for Nasher, with a warning to use a VPN when accessing the server, and when prompted, to supply a fake phone number.
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