How ISIS Uses Twitter: Analyze how ISIS fanboys have been using Twitter since 2015 Paris Attacks

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This resource contains the description and data analysis from a research project conducted by Fifth Tribe into ISIS’s use of Twitter in the aftermath of the 2015 Paris Attacks. The research project scraped over 17,000 tweets from over 100 pro-ISIS supporters worldwide following the Paris attacks in November 2015. The research contains the dataset criteria, and some useful ways of deriving insights and analysis based on the data collected.

This resource will be of use to PVE researchers and practitioners interested in better understanding ISIS’s use of Twitter. It will be a particularly useful resource for those interested in conducting Twitter research using scraping techniques, sentiment analysis, keyword analysis, and social network analysis (SNA).

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Khuram Zaman

May 2016