This article presents methods for identifying the recruitment activities of violent groups within extremist social media websites.
This 2013 study profiles the ideologies, messages, and uses of social media among three types of extremist movements in Sweden: right-wing groups, left-wing “autonomist” groups, and Islamist extremist groups.
This 2012 paper presents a model that was built using sentiment analysis scores from analyzing selected web forums that included radical content. The study looked at two Arabic language web forums and extracted a sample of 500 sentences from each, which were then manually translated.
This netnographic study examines al-Shabaab’s Western media strategy. The authors focus their study on the group’s recruitment of Western Muslims through the analysis of primary sources, interviews in East Africa and a quantitative analysis of the group’s Twitter outputs.
This short article is the Research Brief for the full report: “Lights, Camera, Jihad: Al-Shabaab’s Western Media Strategy”, which is also available in this Portal.
This portal gathers an annotated collection of recent research on the ways in which social media and new technologies may be leveraged in the fight against violent extremism