Following the January 2015 terror shooting at the satirical French magazine, "Charlie Hebdo", the French government launched an ambitious campaign, #stopdjihadisme, as a practical way of deterring young people from the allure of radicalization. In releasing a series of testimonial videos from individuals whose acquaintances succumbed to extremist indoctrination, the French government’s goal in disseminating these cautionary experiences across social media platforms holds the potential for the public to “comprendre, agir, décrypter, se mobiliser”(understand, act, decrypt, and mobilize) the early phases of extremism. Unlike the former generation of extremists who sought membership into radical circles by frequenting physical social spaces, the technological-literate search these opportunities through online social networks; thus enabling a more convenient and clandestine exchange of communication through time and space. Extremist groups like ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), exploit the use of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, What’sApp, and several other podcast services, knowing that young people in Western countries, like France, connect through them. Online users obtaining access to extremist images and messages preoccupies the French government given that France experienced two attacks in one year. Appropriately, the government enlists social media platforms (and users) as tools for counter-combat. France’s #stopdjihadisme campaign works well since the same social media platforms extremist groups use to broadcast their propaganda becomes a shared stage for anti-terrorism. Although this effort on behalf of the French government is unique and innovative, concerns have been raised regarding the possibility of people falsely reporting a person who is suspected to be partaking in indoctrination. The clip accompanying this post demonstrates the ways in which the French government employs a propagandist campaign to illuminate information about extremism. The rhetoric used in the video already creates a division between “Ils” (them) and the rest of the French republic. Furthermore, the graphic footage repurposed from ISIS videos is designed to fit an anti-terror narrative. In addition, the video appears to deglamorize radicalism in exposing the dark side of djihad. Questions: Is the French government relying on stereotypes and markers of cultural identity as signs of extremism? Are these videos reaching the targeted group of people, and are they effective? Should the French government be obliged to release data on successful preventions and failures of disintegrating extremism in France?