Infiltrating ‘The Dark Net,’ Where Criminals, Trolls And Extremists Reign

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This article consists of an interview with one of the leading authors in social media research, Jamie Bartlett. The article provides an insightful and informative look at how the broader Internet is used by various groups. The interview is based on Bartlett’s recent book “The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld”, which is also available in this portal.

This interview will be of particular interest to PVE researchers and practitioners interested in how political and radical movements are using the Internet to conduct criminal and extremist activities, beyond the scope of social media. The article also provides insight into the emergence and existence of online marketplaces that can help proliferate the sale of illegal material that could be used to fund or conduct terrorist activities.

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Interview with Jamie Bartlett

June 2015