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MAPPING EXTREMIST COMMUNITIES: A SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS APPROACH
MAPPING EXTREMIST COMMUNITIES: A SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS APPROACH

Author(s): . Airbus Defence and Space
Contributor(s): Anna Reynolds (Editor)
Subject(s): Media studies, Security and defense, ICT Information and Communications Technologies, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Keywords: Social networks; Malicious use of social media; Middle East-based terrorist groups; Twitter; Telegram; Online radicalisation;
Summary/Abstract: Online social networks are used by everyone in our everyday lives, including by malicious actors and organisations. Previous work has characterised the specific online behaviour of Middle East-based terror groups. However, this behaviour is constantly evolving, as a response to events such as the battle of Mosul and also due to the strengthening of the platforms’ moderation rules. Terror groups target social media platforms such as Twitter, Telegram, and Discord, and while their past behavioural patterns and narrative strategies have been well documented, the adaptive nature of these groups require continuous analysis of their online presence.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-564-71-0
  • Page Count: 28
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English