Al Qaeda Recruits Terrorists on Facebook

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This very short 2010 article presents an early example of extremist and terrorist organizations using social media for recruitment, in this case, Al Qaeda using Facebook. This is an interesting – and very early look – at terrorist use of social media, and what has now become a very common phenomenon.

This article may be of use to researchers looking into the contemporary phenomenon of social media use by the Islamic State (ISIS), Al Shabaab, and others.

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December 2010