It is the latest move by jihadist groups to use social media or digital technology for spreading revolutionary oratory or attracting new members.
The Pakistan Taliban has set up a Face book page to recruit promising propagandists for a new quarterly magazine, according to terrorism analysts.
It is the latest move by jihadist groups to use social media or digital technology for spreading militant rhetoric or attracting new members.
The site, actually set up by a media unit associated with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has already attracted almost 100 “likes”.
“Pen is mightier than the sowrd (sic). Now you have a chance to use this mighty weapon… Would you like to be a writer for Ahyah-e-Khilifat [Sign of the Caliphate]?” says a message posted on the Umar Media TTP page.
The TTP is an umbrella group of militant movements, closely linked to al-Qaeda, with bases through the country’s tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan.
It claimed responsibility for a suicide truck bombing in north-western Pakistan on Tuesday, which injured four policemen and two civilians close to a police station.
The Site Intelligence said Facebook had long been used by jihadist terrorist groups.